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Issue No. 04 - July/August (1988 vol. 5)
ISSN: 0740-7459
pp: 51-65
<p>An icon-based design method that combines a module-oriented Prolog design model, graphical software design, and software engineering principles is presented. It is based on a dataflow-driven decomposition that is guided by design principles, followed by evaluation. Its purpose is to enable Prolog applications to be developed in accordance with the general principles of software engineering: modifiability, efficiency, reliability, and understandability. The design model and procedure are described. The design of a Lisp interpreter is considered to illustrate the method.</p>
icon-based design method; module-oriented Prolog design model; graphical software design; software engineering; dataflow-driven decomposition; design principles; modifiability; efficiency; reliability; understandability; Lisp interpreter; computer graphics; PROLOG; software engineering; user interfaces

G. M. Karam, "An Icon-Based Design Method for Prolog," in IEEE Software, vol. 5, no. , pp. 51-65, 1988.
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