Programming style based program partition

Li, Yang and Yang, Hong-Ji and Cheng, Xiaochun and Zhu, Xiao-Yan (2005) Programming style based program partition. International Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering (IJSEKE)., 15 (6). pp. 1027-1062. ISSN 0218-1940

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Program partitioning is a key step towards automatic program understanding and source code reuse. Traditional methods are non-linear. The NP-hard complexity constitutes a computational barrier for partitioning legacy software systems properly. In this paper, we propose a new method that can partition a source program into program modules within a timescale that is linear with the size of the program. The method uses special heuristic knowledge based on psychological analysis of human programming styles, to partition a source program into domain-oriented program modules. The outcome of this research is being used by BT, who have also filed for a patent.

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Research Areas:A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer and Communications Engineering
A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science > Artificial Intelligence group
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