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ModelMaker: A Tool for Rapid Modeling from Device Descriptions
This thesis describes a tool that facilitates rapid
modeling of devices from informal documents. The
ModelMaker tool facilitates the construction of models
by analyzing the source specification document and
presenting it based on the modeler's need. ModelMaker
analyzes and indexes the source document for the noun
phrases and identifiers it contains. When the modeler
specifies the name of a pin or device that the modeler is
working on, ModelMaker will recover any behavioral or
structural information about the particular pin or device.
ModelMaker can return this information based on the
order of how relevant the information is to the model that
the modeler is trying to build. The modeling language
that can be used for this tool is VHDL. The initial VHDL
model is derived from a block diagram of the source
document using a schematic capture tool. This VHDL model
can be edited inside ModelMaker to add behavioral code
and to insert source document fragments as comments.