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DOI: 10.4230/OASIcs.SLATE.2012.91
URN: urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-35161
URL: http://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2012/3516/
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Varanda Pereira, Maria Joćo ; Beron, Mario Marcelo ; da Cruz, Daniela ; Oliveira, Nuno ; Henriques, Pedro Rangel

Problem Domain Oriented Approach for Program Comprehension

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Abstract

This paper is concerned with an ontology driven approach for Program Comprehension that starts picking up concepts from the problem domain ontology, analyzing source code and, after locating problem concepts in the code, goes up and links them to the programming language ontology. Different location techniques are used to search for concepts embedded in comments, in the code (identifier names and execution traces), and in string-literals associated with I/O statements. The expected result is a mapping between problem domain concepts and code slices. This mapping can be visualized using graph-based approaches like, for instance, navigation facilities through a System Dependency Graph. The paper also describes a PCTool suite, Quixote, that implements the approach proposed.

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@InProceedings{varandapereira_et_al:OASIcs:2012:3516,
  author =	{Maria Jo{\~a}o Varanda Pereira and Mario Marcelo Beron and Daniela da Cruz and Nuno Oliveira and Pedro Rangel Henriques},
  title =	{{Problem Domain Oriented Approach for Program Comprehension}},
  booktitle =	{1st Symposium on Languages, Applications and Technologies},
  pages =	{91--105},
  series =	{OpenAccess Series in Informatics (OASIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-939897-40-8},
  ISSN =	{2190-6807},
  year =	{2012},
  volume =	{21},
  editor =	{Alberto Sim{\~o}es and Ricardo Queir{\'o}s and Daniela da Cruz},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl--Leibniz-Zentrum fuer Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{http://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2012/3516},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-35161},
  doi =		{http://dx.doi.org/10.4230/OASIcs.SLATE.2012.91},
  annote =	{Keywords: Program Comprehension, Ontology-based SW development, Problem and Program domain mapping, Code Analysis. Software Visualization}
}

Keywords: Program Comprehension, Ontology-based SW development, Problem and Program domain mapping, Code Analysis. Software Visualization
Seminar: 1st Symposium on Languages, Applications and Technologies
Issue Date: 2012
Date of publication: 21.06.2012


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