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Re: [InetBib] [offtopic] CYBOP - Open Source Buchankuendigung

kuerzlich fertiggestelltes Buch aufmerksam machen,
welches unter der GNU FDL Lizenz veroeffentlicht wurde und damit
frei downloadbar, kopierbar und veraenderbar ist:

Eine gedruckte Version (Hardcover) ist ebenfalls erhaeltlich:

fein. here more infos:

Cybernetics Oriented Programming (CYBOP)
An Investigation on the Applicability
of Inter-Disciplinary Concepts
to Software System Development
Christian Heller
Paperback: 536 Pages
Publisher: Tux Tax; 1st edition (January 19, 2007)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 3-9810898-0-4
ISBN-13: 978-3-9810898-0-6
Dimensions: 16.8 x 24.0 x 3.2 cm | 6.61 x 9.45 x 1.26 inches
Weight: 1100 g / 2.43 pounds
Europe: EUR 50.00
USA: USD 50.00
Canada: CAD 60.00


In today's society, information and knowledge increasingly gain in
importance. Software as one form of knowledge abstraction plays an
important role thereby. The main difficulty in creating software is to
cross the abstraction gap between concepts of human thinking and the
requirements of a machine-like representation.

Conventional paradigms of software design have managed to increase
their level of abstraction, but still exhibit quite a few weaknesses.
This work compares and improves traditional concepts of software
development through ideas taken from other sciences and phenomenons of
nature, respectively - therefore its name: cybernetics-oriented.

Three recommendations resulting from this inter-disciplinary approach
are: (1) a strict separation of active system-control software from
pure, passive knowledge; (2) the usage of a new schema for knowledge
representation, which is based on a double-hierarchy modelling
whole-part relationships and meta information in a combined manner;
(3) a distinct treatment of knowledge models representing states from
those containing logic.

For representing knowledge according to the proposed schema, an
XML-based language named CYBOL was defined and a corresponding
interpreter called CYBOI developed. Despite its simplicity, CYBOL is
able to describe knowledge completely. A Free-/ Open Source Software
project called Res Medicinae was founded to proof the general
operativeness of the CYBOP approach.

CYBOP offers a new theory of programming which seems to be promising,
since it not only eliminates deficiencies of existing paradigms, but
prepares the way for more flexible, long-life application systems.
Because of its easily understandable concept of hierarchy, domain
experts are put in a position to, themselves, actively contribute to
application development. The implementation phase found in classical
software engineering processes becomes superfluous.


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