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Organising the knowledge space for software components

Pahl, Claus (2005) Organising the knowledge space for software components. In: Classification Conference 2004, 9-11 march 2004, Dortmund, Germany. ISBN 3540256776

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Software development has become a distributed, collaborative process based on the assembly of off-the-shelf and purpose-built components. The selection of software components from component repositories and the development of components for these repositories requires an accessible information infrastructure that allows the description and comparison of these components. General knowledge relating to software development is equally important in this context as knowledge concerning the application domain of the software. Both form two pillars on which the structural and behavioural properties of software components can be addressed. Form, effect, and intention are the essential aspects of process-based knowledge representation with behaviour as a primary property. We investigate how this information space for software components can be organised in order to facilitate the required taxonomy, thesaurus, conceptual model, and logical framework functions. Focal point is an axiomatised ontology that, in addition to the usual static view on knowledge, also intrinsically addresses the dynamics, i.e. the behaviour of software. Modal logics are central here – providing a bridge between classical (static) knowledge representation approaches and behaviour and process description and classification. We relate our discussion to the Web context, looking at Web services as components and the Semantic Web as the knowledge representation framework

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Type:Conference
Uncontrolled Keywords:software development; component based developemnt; component repositories; modal logics
Subjects:Computer Science > Software engineering
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Engineering and Computing > School of Computing
Published in:Weihs, Claus and Gaul, Wolfgang, (eds.) Classification – The Ubiquitous Challenge. Studies in Classification, Data Analysis, and Knowledge Organisation . Springer-Verlag. ISBN 3540256776
Copyright Information:© 2005 Springer 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:17217
Deposited On:21 Aug 2012 09:53 by Claus Pahl. Last Modified 21 Aug 2012 09:53

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