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Concept Analysis - A New Framework for Program Understanding

Snelting, Gregor

Concept analysis transforms any relation between "objects" and "attributes" into a complete lattice. This concept lattice can be studied by algebraic means and offers remarkable insight into properties and structure of the original relation. As relations between "objects" and "attributes" occur all the time in software technology, concept analysis is an attractive foundation for a new class of program analysis tools. The article presents a short overview of the underlying theory, as well as applications for software component retrieval, analysis of configuration spaces, and modularization of legacy code.

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Programmstrukturen und Datenorganisation (IPD)
Publikationstyp Proceedingsbeitrag
Jahr 1998
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISBN: 1-58113-055-4
KITopen ID: 1000017659
Erschienen in Proceedings of the 1998 ACM SIGPLAN-SIGSOFT workshop on Program analysis for software tools and engineering, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, June 16 - 16, 1998. Ed.: A. M. Berman
Verlag ACM Press
Seiten 1 - 10
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