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Advances in Software Engineering
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 869182, 13 pages
Towards Support for Software Model Checking: Improving the Efficiency of Formal Specifications
1Department of Electrical, Computer, Software, and Systems Engineering, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU), Daytona Beach, FL 32114, USA
2Department of Computer Science, University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), El Paso, TX 79968, USA
Received 10 December 2010; Accepted 3 March 2011
Academic Editor: Phillip Laplante
Copyright © 2011 Salamah Salamah et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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