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  Formal methods in interface specification
Grammars for textual interfaces (e.g., command line interfaces) are fairly common, formalized grammars (e.g., a set of linguistic rules for the formulation of command syntax) for textual interfaces are somewhat less common; formalized grammars for GUIs are fairly rare...as are formal languages for user interface specification.
It is a partially annotated bibliographic listing of publications, some of which are quite germane to the topic of grammars and formal languages applicable to user interface specification and some of which are only tangentially related to that topic.
The need to relate formal models of users' task knowledge to some model of the interface software, leads to research in interactor models of user interface software.
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  non-formal education @ the encyclopedia of informal education
The conclusion was that formal educational systems had adapted too slowly to the socio-economic changes around them and that they were held back not only by their own conservatism, but also by the inertia of societies themselves.
Formal education: the hierarchically structured, chronologically graded 'education system', running from primary school through the university and including, in addition to general academic studies, a variety of specialised programmes and institutions for full-time technical and professional training.
In this way formal education would broadly approximate to top-down curriculum formation (c); non-formal to bottom-up or negotiated curriculum formation (b); and informal education would arguably be a non-curriculum or conversational form (a).
www.infed.org /biblio/b-nonfor.htm   (2928 words)

 Formal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In Australian or British English, a "formal" is the equivalent of the American prom dance.
formal logic logical argument based only on the form and not on the meaning.
formal derivative operation on elements of a polynomial ring which mimics the form of the derivative from calculus.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Formal   (267 words)

 Formal Methods - Definition and Overview   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Thus, either the formal language associated with a method permits a system to be described by at least two levels of abstraction or two languages are provided for describing a specification and its implementation.
The concept of formalism in formal methods is borrowed from certain trends in 19th and 20th century mathematics.
Formal methods are merely an adoption of the axiomatic method, as developed by these trends in mathematics, for software engineering.
www.dacs.dtic.mil /techs/fmreview/definition.html   (3882 words)

 Spanish Grammar: formal commands
By now, you are well acquainted with the fact that Spanish has both a formal and an informal style of speech (tú / Ud.).
Formal speech is generally used to be polite or to express respect.
For that reason, the formal commands are often referred to as polite commands.
www.studyspanish.com /lessons/formcomm.htm   (185 words)

 Formal Methods
Formal methods differ from other design systems through the use of formal verification schemes, the basic principles of the system must be proven correct before they are accepted [Bowen93].
Formal methods are distinguished from other specification systems by their emphasis on correctness and proof, which is ultimately another measure of system integrity.
Formal methods are a more rigorous form of the specifications systems that software engineers have been developing since the 1960's.
www.ece.cmu.edu /~koopman/des_s99/formal_methods/index.html   (2565 words)

 NetBSD Formal Releases
Formal releases of NetBSD are intended to provide a stable, supported platform on which people can base their work.
Because they are well-tested and made relatively infrequently, formal releases are useful for people who don't want to be on the “bleeding edge” of development, or who just want to run applications.
Since formal releases are effectively unchanging (there are typically very few official patches made to them), they are relatively easy to support, both by NetBSD's developers and the developers of applications.
www.netbsd.org /Releases/formal.html   (556 words)

 Formal Subprograms
It doesn't seem appropriate (or useful) to say that the implementation of something is null in the formal type and all possible descendants of that type.
{expected profile (formal subprogram actual) [partial]} For a generic formal subprogram, the expected profile for the actual is that of the formal subprogram.
In particular, the name of a parameter of the formal subprogram need not be the same as that of the corresponding parameter of the actual subprogram; similarly, for these parameters, default_expressions need not correspond.
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 Formal wear - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Formal wear (more often in the United States) or formal dress (in the United Kingdom) is a general fashion term used to describe clothing suitable for formal events, including weddings, debutante cotillions, etc. Western formal wear has had a pervasive influence on styles in many countries.
Foreign dignitaries and honoured guests in Western countries often adopt Western evening dress on formal and state occasions, although it is not uncommon for distinguished persons to wear the formal versions of their national dress if such exists; the sari and the dashiki are easily-recognizable examples.
Traditional 'rules' govern men's formal dress; these are strictly observed at socially conservative events such as royal weddings, and serve as starting points for the creative formal wear seen at high school proms, formal dances and entertainment industry awards shows.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Formal_dress   (548 words)

 Formal Methods Links
The three main model-oriented formal specification notations are Z, B and VDM.
The Precise UML group (pUML) is using formal techniques, such as Z specifications, to investigate the semantic foundations of UML.
The ITiCSE Working Group on Teaching and Learning Formal Methods with Software is producing (by Dec 2000) a report on the support that is available in the area of formal methods education, and to provide guidelines for educators who are coming to teaching formal methods for the first time.
www.cs.waikato.ac.nz /~marku/formalmethods.html   (2380 words)

 Formal Wear | Glassary at Formal Online
Formal shoes featuring a blucher toe are made from one piece of leather - connecting the front part of the shoe, the tongue, and the lace-up sides.
Closely woven fabric, either rayon, silk, or cotton, that is ribbed and boasts a slight sheen.
Formal shirt collar that stands up, with the edges of the collar folding over the tie, resembling two wings.
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 Be Heard! - Through Formal Writing : Unit Plan [English Online]
AS90053 (English 1.2) Produce formal writing encompasses a range of formal/transactional writing skills including; the expression of ideas in formal writing and the correct use of a writing style and structure appropriate to the audience, purpose and text type.
However the rules of formal writing are the same for all applications.
If our formal writing is to be successful we need to stick to the rules of style, structure and form that we have discussed.
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 Formal Specification of an Active Networks Programming Language   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The formal specification is executable and therefore provides an execution environment of PLAN programs.
On the other hand, the formal specification is intuitive, easy to understand and can serve as a useful guide for application programmers and language implementors.
The Formal Specification in Maude 2.0 (available here) can be found here.
www-formal.stanford.edu /clt/plan.html   (586 words)

 Formal language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In mathematics, logic, and computer science, a formal language L is a set of finite-length sequences of elements drawn from a specified finite set A of symbols.
Among the more common options that are found in applications, a formal language may be viewed as being analogous to (1) a collection of words or (2) a collection of sentences.
A question often asked about formal languages is "how difficult is it to decide whether a given word belongs to a particular language?" This is the domain of computability theory and complexity theory.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Formal_language   (581 words)

 Formal Language   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Formal language or style is what is used in most writing and business situations.
For example, while there is nothing grammatically incorrect about most verb contractions, they should be avoided in formal writing unless a personal statement is being directly quoted.
They would be a sign of either a more casual attitude towards the reader or a close personal relationship with the reader.
englishplus.com /grammar/00000333.htm   (88 words)

 R.S. Pressman & Associates, Inc.
Formal methods allow a software engineer to create a specification that is more complete, consistent, and unambiguous than those produced using conventional or object-oriented methods.
Bowan, J., Formal Specification and Documentation using Z: A Case Study Approach, International Thomson Computer Press, 1996.
Sheppard, D., An Introduction to Formal Specification with Z and VDM, McGraw-Hill, 1995.
www.rspa.com /spi/formal-methods.html   (689 words)

 The SBHS Class of '98 Formal
This is not a deadline the formal committee set it has been given to us by the Watersedge.
The Account name is "formal 98" and the account number is xxxx xxxxxxxx.
Your formal committee is Ari Fester, David Vered, Fred Kimel, Owen Kwon, Tim Ward, Harry Mak, Eugene Ryvchen & Gareth Huxam.
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 XQuery 1.0 and XPath 2.0 Formal Semantics
A rigorous formal semantics clarifies the intended meaning of the English specification, ensures that no corner cases are left out, and provides a reference for implementation.
Rigor is achieved by the use of formal notations to represent [XPath/XQuery] objects such as expressions, XML values, and XML Schema types, and by the systematic definition of the relationships between those objects to reflect the meaning of the language.
The Formal Semantics manipulates "objects" (values, types, expressions, etc.) for which there is no existing grammar production in the [XQuery 1.0: An XML Query Language] document.
www.w3.org /TR/xquery-semantics   (0 words)

 Computing Papers on Formal   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A study of the structure and evaluation of arguments, focusing upon: analysis and inFormal evaluations of everyday arguments; problem-solving strategies; Formal tests of validity; conversational contexts of argumentation, and the interaction of contextual principles with principles of validity.
Is Formal semantics a similar \classic" Is it in danger of specializing itself out of the consciousness of the computing public Recall that the fundamental advance of Scott-Strachey-style denotational semantics was that it \extended BNF to semantics" 6 7].
The goal of this course is to provide mathematics majors and minors with a transition to advanced mathematics as well as an introduction to combinatorics and graph theory.
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 Arpa project -- Formal Methods   (Site not responding. Last check: )
We need (meta-)formal methods and tools to achieve Formal Interoperability, that is, the capacity to move in a mathematically rigorous way across the different formalizations of a system, and to use in a rigorously integrated way the different tools supporting these formalizations.
A formal language translation meta-tool that, given formal specifications for two languages and their mapping will generate an executable translator tool transforming statements and modules in one language into their counterparts in the other language.
A heterogeneous meta-proof checker tool, that, given meta-logical specifications of several formal systems and their inter-translations will generate a proof checker for heterogeneous proofs in the combined system.
www-formal.stanford.edu /clt/ArpaFormal/98may.html   (823 words)

 Formal Methods   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Formal Methods Program leverages the power of formal rigor upon the construction of the complex systems that are part of the IF vision.
There is a need to enhance the capabilities of formal methods to allow greater sharing of formal tools of knowledge, integration of formal tools with programming environments, and ease of use.
The objective of this program is to increase the amount of formal power that can be applied to the task of building more efficient, reliable and secure systems.
www.rl.af.mil /tech/programs/FormalMethods   (109 words)

 YouTube - formal   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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 Formal Formulations
Thirdly, when time is a consideration, and a specific effect is desired, the formality of "neither more nor less than needed" is absolute.
s, conventions, or regulations: had little formal education; went to a formal party.
The "Formal" of Formal Formulations affirms a reverence and dedication in focusing attention and consciousness on the Formulation being performed.
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 formal - OneLook Dictionary Search
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 Formal Paths   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Those of you already familiar with our Formal Paths neighborhood realize how fortunate we are to have such a wonderful virtual community to call home.
To witness the vast waters of spiritual diversity come together in one harmonious ocean is a miracle and blessing for which we can all be thankful.
For those not yet familiar with us, Formal Paths is a vibrant neighborhood within the Inner Realms Colony of Cybertown.
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The formal attire included tuxedos and full-length gowns.
a formal approach to painting; the formal structure of a poem.
a formal head of the government having no actual powers.
www.infoplease.com /dictionary/formal   (0 words)

 eToys: Bratz: Formal Funk Dana from MGA Entertainment
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 Formal Dining Room - Home & Garden - Compare Prices, Reviews and Buy at NexTag - Price - Review
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Queen Anne style is a standard in formal settings since the 18th century.
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 Amazon.com: "formal poetry": Key Phrase page   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Louise Bogan, excerpt from "The Pleasure of Formal Poetry" from The Poet's Alphabet (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1970).
and their work demonstrates that the long tradition of women's formal poetry is evolving once again.
Louise Bogan The Pleasures of Formal Poetry BEFORE I TRY to analyze out certain basic virtues of formal poetry, I should like to state, and to analyze,...
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 Definition of formal - Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
1 a : belonging to or constituting the form or essence of a thing cause> b : relating to or involving the outward form, structure, relationships, or arrangement of elements rather than content logic> formal style of painting> formal approach to comparative linguistics>
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