Representing reusable software

WB Frakes, PB Gandel

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Many methods for representing software components for reuse have been proposed. These include traditional library and information science methods, knowledge-based methods, and hypertext. The paper surveys and categorizes these methods, and discusses systems in which they have been used. A definition and conceptual framework of software reuse representations is proposed that relates these methods to each other and to the software life-cycle.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)653-664
Number of pages12
JournalInformation and Software Technology
Issue number10
StatePublished - Dec 1990
Externally publishedYes


  • artificial intelligence
  • experimentation
  • hypertext
  • information retrieval
  • libraries
  • software reuse

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Information Systems
  • Computer Science Applications


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