K. Suzanne Barber, Thomas J. Graser, Stephen R. Jernigan, Brian J. McGiverin
The pre~nce of software systems within the manufacturing enterprise is significant and growing. The cost and complexity of software components must be controlled to maintain competitive operations. SEPA is a design methodology that creates traceable, comprehensible, and extensible component-based system design specifications based on requirements from system clients and domain experts. Through the application of Artificial Intelligence techniques, the SEPA tool suite presents itself as a unique tool offering among software development tools.