A System Analysis Tool

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In this paper we describe a tool for analyzing systems. The analysis is based on program slicing. It answers the following question for the software: if the value of a particular variable changes, what other variable values also change, and what is the path in between? program slicing was developed based on intra-procedure control and data flow. It has been expanded commercially to inter-procedure flow. However, we extend slicing to collections of programs and non-program entities, which we term multi-domain systems. The value of our tool is that an analyst can model the entirety of a system, not just the ... continued below

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CAMPBELL,PHILIP L. & ESPINOZA,JUAN June 1, 2000.

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    Publisher Info: Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA (United States)
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In this paper we describe a tool for analyzing systems. The analysis is based on program slicing. It answers the following question for the software: if the value of a particular variable changes, what other variable values also change, and what is the path in between? program slicing was developed based on intra-procedure control and data flow. It has been expanded commercially to inter-procedure flow. However, we extend slicing to collections of programs and non-program entities, which we term multi-domain systems. The value of our tool is that an analyst can model the entirety of a system, not just the software, and we believe that this makes for a significant increase in power. We are building a prototype system.

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  • Other Information: PBD: 1 Jun 2000

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  • Report No.: SAND2000-1465
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • DOI: 10.2172/759453 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 759453
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc707558

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CAMPBELL,PHILIP L. & ESPINOZA,JUAN. A System Analysis Tool, report, June 1, 2000; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc707558/: accessed October 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.