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Storing and retrieving software components: a component description manager


Meling, R and Montgomery, EJ and Ponnusamy, PS and Wong, EB and Mehandjiska, D, Storing and retrieving software components: a component description manager, Proceedings of the 12th Australian Software Engineering Conference (ASWEC 2000), 28-29 April 2000, Canberra, ACT, pp. 107-117. ISBN 0-7695-0631-3 (2000) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Copyright 2000 IEEE

DOI: doi:10.1109/ASWEC.2000.844568


The aim of the paper is to present the results of research into component based software development by providing a specification mechanism allowing searching for components in a component repository. A new component classification framework is proposed based on which a Component Description Manager has been designed and implemented. The classification framework combines domain knowledge, ontological information and some semantics to allow descriptions of components to be constructed in a consistent, yet informative way. The Component Description Manager consists of the classification framework and a repository of component descriptions constructed using this framework. This new approach is compared to alternative component repositories and marketplaces.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:component-driven development, software component, software engineering
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Software engineering
Research Field:Software testing, verification and validation
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the information and computing sciences
UTAS Author:Montgomery, EJ (Dr James Montgomery)
ID Code:97257
Year Published:2000
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2014-12-09
Last Modified:2016-01-19

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