- Citation:
- Oliveira JN.
2015. Metaphorisms in Programming. RAMiCS - 15th International Conference on Relational and Algebraic Methods in Computer Science.

### Date Presented:

September

### Abstract:

This paper introduces the metaphorism pattern of relational specification and addresses how specification following this pattern can be refined into recursive programs. Metaphorisms express input-output relationships which preserve relevant information while at the same time some intended optimization takes place. Text processing, sorting, representation changers, etc., are examples of metaphorisms. The kind of metaphorism refinement proposed in this paper is a strategy known as change of virtual data structure. It gives sufficient conditions for such implementations to be calculated using relation algebra and illustrates the strategy with the derivation of quicksort as example.

### Citation Key:

ramics2015