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Benefits of Automating Data Translation
July/August 1993 (vol. 10 no. 4)
pp. 82-88

A description is given of the Integrated Chameleon Architecture, (ICA), a special software environment that automatically generates translation code, eliminating the error-prone process of writing and updating code, and enforces completeness in the high-level translator specification and correctness in the translated data. Two sets of translaters developed using ICA are examined. The first set translates ICA's user manual from the La Tex markup language to Troff markup macros. The second translates documents encoded in schemes like Refer (from the roff macro family) and Bibtex (La Tex's bibliographic package) into an encoding conventional imposed by a central bibliographic database for human-machine interaction.

Index Terms:
automatic code generation; error elimination; data translation automation; code updating; text formatters; Integrated Chameleon Architecture; software environment; high-level translator specification; ICA; user manual; La Tex; markup language; Troff; markup macros; Refer; roff macro; Bibtex; bibliographic package; human-machine interaction; application generators; automatic programming; document handling; formal specification; text editing
Citation:
Sandra A. Mamrak, Julie Barnes, Conleth S. O'Connell, "Benefits of Automating Data Translation," IEEE Software, vol. 10, no. 4, pp. 82-88, July-Aug. 1993, doi:10.1109/52.219621
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