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Automating the Detection of Reusable Parts in Existing Software

Dunn, M; Knight, J
Format
Report
Author
Dunn, M
Knight, J
Abstract
We present a model based on an expert - system approach for the scavenging of reusable components from existing software systems. We also describe a toolset called Code Miner that implements part of the model, The toolset uses Prolog as its inference engine. Code Miner is designed to assist the programmer in finding reusable components in existing software written in C. To investigate the feasibility of the approach we conducted an empirical study of the effectiveness of the toolset. In the study, public - domain software was scanned by the toolset for reusable parts and its output was examined by a team of human experts. We present the results of this experiment. Note: Abstract extracted from PDF file via OCR
Language
English
Date Received
20121029
Published
University of Virginia, Department of Computer Science, 1992
Published Date
1992
Collection
Libra Open Repository
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