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An ontology for software component matching

Pahl, Claus (2007) An ontology for software component matching. International Journal on Software Tools for Technology Transfer (STTT), 9 (2). pp. 169-178. ISSN 1433-2787

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Matching is a central activity in the discovery and assembly of reusable software components. We investigate how ontology technologies can be utilised to support software component development. We use description logics, which underlie Semantic Web ontology languages such as OWL, to develop an ontology for matching requested and provided components. A link between modal logic and description logics will prove invaluable for the provision of reasoning support for component behaviour.

Item Type:Article (Published)
Uncontrolled Keywords:software component development; ontologies
Subjects:Computer Science > Software engineering
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Engineering and Computing > School of Computing
Publisher:Springer Verlag
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Copyright Information:© 2007 Springer-Verlag. The original publication is available at
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:16144
Deposited On:17 May 2011 14:22 by Shane Harper. Last Modified 17 May 2011 14:22

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