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A Multiple Viewed Interrelated Ontology Model for Holistic Component Specification and Retrieval
  Despite the success that Component-Based Development has achieved so far, component mismatch remains as a major hurdle for wider and smoother component reuse due to the lack of effective and automated approaches to component specification and retrieval. This paper presents a novel ontology-based approach to solve the above problem via holistic, semantic-based and adaptation-aware component specification and retrieval. The Multiple-Viewed and Interrelated Component Specification ontology model (MVICS) provides an ontology based architecture to specify components in a spectrum of perspectives. A semantic-based component retrieval method is then developed and the result of retrieval is presented to CBD engineers in a comprehensive component matching profile. Uniquely, the effect of possible component adaptation is included in the MVICS model and associated component specification and retrieval, which enables a more systematic and holistic view in component specification and selection.

  • Date:

    31 December 2009

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  • Publisher

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg

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  • Library of Congress:

    QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    005.4 Systems programming and programs

  • Funders:

    Agilent Technologies UK Ltd


Li, C., Liu, X., & Kennedy, J. (2009). A Multiple Viewed Interrelated Ontology Model for Holistic Component Specification and Retrieval. In S. Abrahão, J. Verner, T. Jiang, A. Kiumi, T. Kim, & D. Ślęzak (Eds.), Advances in Software Engineering. ASEA 2009 (50-60).



component repository, component retrieval, ontology-based component specification, component reuse, adaptation assets, result profile,

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