COMPUTER-AIDED ANALYSIS AND DESIGN OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS.

Jay F Nunamaker, Benn R. Konsynski, Thomas Ho, Carl Singer

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Abstract

This paper describes the use of computer-aided analysis for the design and development of an integrated financial management system by the Navy Material Command Support Acitivty (NMCSA). Computer-aided analysis consists of a set of procedures and computer programs specifically designed to aid in the process of applications software design, computer selection and performance evaluation. There are four major components: Problem Statement Language, Problem Statement Analyzer, Generator of Alternative Designs, and Performance Evaluator. The statement of requirements was written in ADS (Accurately Defined Systems) and analyzed by a Problem Statement Analyzer for ADS. The analyzed problem statement was translated to the form necessary for use by the SODA (Systems Optimization and Design Algorithm) program for the generation of alternative specifications of program modules and logical database structures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)674-687
Number of pages14
JournalCommunications of the ACM
Volume19
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1976

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Software
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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