During application development under reuse, much effort is spent in retrieving suitable components. This paper presents an approach to retrieval based on software descriptions of components, and on a mechanism for computing the functional similarity of clusters of reuse candidates. Descriptions are given in a semi-formal fashion and using fuzzy weights for keywords. Algorithms for similarity computation are presented. The experimental tool for this approach manages imprecise queries posed by developers against a software repository; results about reuse of object-oriented code based on the use of the tool are presented, giving measures of recall and precision of the proposed approach.
|Titolo:||Retrieval of reusable components using functional similarity|
DAMIANI, ERNESTO (Ultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||Empirical methods; Fuzzy retrieval; Information storing and retrieval; Keyword searching; Reusable software components; Reuse support repository|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore INF/01 - Informatica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||mag-1996|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1002/(SICI)1097-024X(199605)26:5<491::AID-SPE24>3.0.CO;2-N|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|