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Transforming Software Package Classification Hierarchies into Goal-Based Taxonomies

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Transforming Software Package Classification Hierarchies into Goal-Based Taxonomies
Software package selection is an activity that plays an increasingly crucial role in the delivery of software systems. One of its main open issues is how to structure the knowledge about the software marketplace and in particular how to know which types of packages are available and which are their objectives. Profit and non-profit organizations of any kind use to arrange these types into categories in a hierarchical form. However, the rationale behind the proposals found is often confusing and therefore their usefulness is hampered. In this paper we propose the use of taxonomies for structuring this knowledge. Our taxonomies are goal-driven, which means that we provide a rationale for the decisions taken. The leaves of the taxonomies are the types of packages available in the market, whilst the intermediate nodes are categories that group them when closer relationships are found. The proposed taxonomies are not defined from the scratch but applying the appropriate transformation rules...
Claudia P. Ayala, Xavier Franch
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Type Conference
Year 2005
Where DEXA
Authors Claudia P. Ayala, Xavier Franch
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