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IWPC
2003
IEEE
9 years 6 months ago
Observing and Measuring Cognitive Support: Steps Toward Systematic Tool Evaluation and Engineering
A key desideratum for many software comprehension tools is to reduce the mental burdens of software engineers. That is, the tools should support cognition. This key benefit is di...
Andrew Walenstein
IWPC
2003
IEEE
9 years 6 months ago
Facilitating Program Comprehension by Mining Association Rules from Source Code
Program comprehension is an important part of software maintenance, especially when program structure is complex and documentation is unavailable or outdated. Data mining can prod...
Christos Tjortjis, Loukas Sinos, Paul J. Layzell
IWPC
2003
IEEE
9 years 6 months ago
Handling Large Search Space in Pattern-Based Reverse Engineering
Large industrial legacy systems are challenges of reverseengineering activities. Reverse-engineering approaches use text-search tools based on regular expressions or work on prese...
Jörg Niere, Jörg P. Wadsack, Lothar Wend...
IWPC
2003
IEEE
9 years 6 months ago
Comprehension of Software Analysis Data Using 3D Visualization
The paper presents a software visualization application-framework that utilizes a variety of 3D metaphors to represent large software system and related analysis data. The 3D repr...
Andrian Marcus, Louis Feng, Jonathan I. Maletic
IWPC
2003
IEEE
9 years 6 months ago
A Tool For Understanding Multi-Language Program Dependencies
1 : This paper describes a prototype tool that facilitates the process of understanding and managing multi-language program dependencies. More specifically, the software tool main...
Panagiotis K. Linos, Zhi-hong Chen, Seth Berrier, ...
IWPC
2003
IEEE
9 years 6 months ago
Towards a Clone Detection Benchmark Suite and Results Archive
Source code clones are copies or near-copies of other portions of code, often created by copying and pasting portions of source code. This working session is concerned with buildi...
Arun Lakhotia, Junwei Li, Andrew Walenstein, Yun Y...
IWPC
2003
IEEE
9 years 6 months ago
Event-Based Performance Analysis
Understanding performance and related issues in a complex system requires analyzing where and why the program spends its resources. In a reactive system such as a interactive appl...
Steven P. Reiss
IWPC
2003
IEEE
9 years 6 months ago
How Understanding and Restructuring Differ from Compiling - A Rewriting Perspective
Syntactic and semantic analysis are established topics in the area of compiler construction. Their application to the understanding and restructuring of large software systems rev...
Paul Klint
IWPC
2003
IEEE
9 years 6 months ago
Automatic Design Pattern Detection
We detect design patterns in legacy code combining static and dynamic analyses. The analyses do not depend on coding or naming conventions. We classify potential pattern instances...
Dirk Heuzeroth, Thomas Holl, Gustav Högstr&ou...
IWPC
2003
IEEE
9 years 6 months ago
Individual Differences in Program Comprehension Strategies in Unfamiliar Programming Systems
This study examines the effect of individual differences on the program comprehension strategies of users working with an unfamiliar programming system. Participants of varying pr...
Andrew Jensen Ko, Bob Uttl
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