Accession Number:

ADA230497

Title:

A Hypermedia Implementation for Reusable Software Component Representation

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

96.0

Abstract:

This study investigated software component representation methods. Hypermedia was chosen as the implementation method to represent a collection of reusable software components. The hypermedia implementation organizes knowledge about the component collection into a web of small information chunks called frames. The set of software components was represented using a hybrid classification scheme composed of enumerated and faceted parts. The enumerated part enables the user to progress along a path in a taxonomic tree, narrowing the scope of eligible components. Each leaf node in this tree denotes a class of components, members of which are distinguished by their time and space characteristics. These characteristics, known as forms, are grouped into eleven facets, each comprised of two to four elements. Links between frames establish a means of traversing the information net. Some of these links allow the user to progress directly through the levels of the classification structure. Other links lead from the classification structure frames containing explanatory text for the terms used in the classification. Additional links cross-reference related topics. JS

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE