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):

Report Date:

1988-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

173.0

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE