The use of command language grammar in a design tool

Firth, Christopher and Thomas, Richard C. (1991) The use of command language grammar in a design tool. International Journal of Man-Machine Studies, 34 (4). pp. 479-496. ISSN 1071-5819

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A tool has been built based on Moran's Command Language Grammar (CLG). It can take a user-interface design written in CLG and check its consistency and validity using syntactic and semantic rules. The reasons CLG was used for the design representation are discussed. There is a description of the formal syntax and semantics developed here by refinement of work by Moran and Sharratt. Implementation is briefly covered, followed by a short case-study based on the Apple Macintosh “Note Pad” utility. Strengths and weakness of CLG are discussed, and suggestions made for useful features in future design tools.

Keywords:User interface, Command Language Grammar
Subjects:G Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G610 Software Design
G Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G600 Software Engineering
Divisions:Lincoln International Business School
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Deposited On:26 Apr 2017 09:18

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