Indiana Inventor Develops Patent for Systems and Methods for Software Specification and Design using a Unified Document
(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) By Targeted News Service
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 7 -- Gunther Schadow, Indianapolis, has developed a patent (8,347,276) for "systems and methods for software specification and design using a unified document."
The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system for improving software specifications and design using a unified document, in one example embodiment, comprises a subsystem to automatically receive a formatted unified document, which can include a plurality of fragments having content formatted and labeled according to predetermined formatting and labeling criteria. The system can further include a subsystem to automatically transform the unified document into a plurality of documents including source code files. The source code files can be immediately executable or executable after being compiled into an executable code. The documents can further include test documents, installation documents, configuration documents, user documents, and edited versions of the unified document. The edited versions of the unified document can be visible by users with appropriate permissions. The formatting of the unified document can comprise assuring that each of multiple parts is formatted according to the appropriate category and selectively labeling each part. The labels can designate descriptions, outlines of data, examples, and assertion statements. The predetermined transformation rules can include transforming the descriptions into data models, transforming the examples into test cases, and transforming the assertion statements into formal assertions of an expression language."
The patent application was filed on Jan. 7, 2010 (12/684,095). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,347,276&OS=8,347,276&RS=8,347,276
Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.
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