Accession Number : ADA196541


Title :   A Classification Methodology and Retrieval Model to Support Software Reuse


Descriptive Note : Doctoral thesis


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH


Personal Author(s) : Ruble, Daniel L


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a196541.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1988


Pagination or Media Count : 173


Abstract : Studies have shown that reusing existing software can reduce development costs, speed up the development process, and provide a more reliable product. A software classification methodology and retrieval model have been developed to support the organization and location of reusable software components. This capability required the design and development of three cooperating processes: (1) an organization for the reusable software collection, (2) a method for describing software components, and (3) a mechanism to access (locate and retrieve) the desired software component. The faceted classification model from library science was used to design a software classification methodology based on an analysis and synthesis process. An analysis of the reusable software components is used to construct the classification. A synthesis process can then be used to describe items in the collection.


Descriptors :   *REUSABLE EQUIPMENT , *COMPUTER PROGRAMS , COSTS , RELIABILITY , INFORMATION RETRIEVAL , LIBRARY SCIENCE , LIFE CYCLE COSTS , PRODUCTIVITY , COLLECTION , HIGH LEVEL LANGUAGES , LOW COSTS , MILITARY REQUIREMENTS , ACCESS


Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE