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A.2 What is TCM?


TCM stands for the Toolkit for Conceptual Modeling. It is a suite of graphical specification editors that is intended to be used for software specification. But TCM is also very useful for drawing graph-like diagrams and for drawing tables.

The acronym TCM stands also for a number of other things like Trellis Coded Modulation (encryption theory), The Computer Museum ( ), Traditional Chinese Medicine and the Texas Chainsaw Massacre (a horror movie). Obviously our TCM has nothing to do with all this.

Frank Dehne,Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam