Assisting Concept Location in Software Comprehension

Brendan Cleary; Chris Exton

Concept location, the problem of associating human-oriented concepts with their counterpart solution domain concepts, is a fundamental problem that lies at the heart of software comprehension. Recent research has attempted to alleviate the impact of the concept location problem through the application of methods drawn from the Information Retrieval (IR) community. Here we present a new approach based on a complimentary IR method which also has a sound basis in cognitive theory. We compare our approach to related work through an experiment and present our conclusions.

Type of Publication: Paper
Conference: PPIG 2007 - 19th Annual Workshop
Publication Year: 2007
Paper #: 5
TitleAssisting Concept Location in Software Comprehension
Publication TypePaper
AuthorsCleary, B, Exton, C
PPIG Workshop: 
2007-07-19th