J.I. Zucker and H. Shen (1998):
**Table Transformations: Theory and Tools**,
McMaster University, Dept of Computing and Software, Report CAS 98-01;
also Communications Research Laboratory (CRL) Report 363.
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**Abstract.**
We work in a theory of function tables, similar to,
and inspired by, that given in the work of D. Parnas.
Table transformation algorithms transform one kind of table into another,
preserving the semantics.
We consider, in particular, two kinds of function tables:
normal and inverted. We study effective transformations
between tables of these two kinds, as well as
transformations which change the dimension of a table.
We also consider the interrelationship between these three
types of transformation.
Most of these algorithms have been implemented as part of
the Table Tool System developed by the Software Engineering
Research Group at McMaster University.
Some of the issues related to implementation are discussed.