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Fostering synergies - how semantic web technology could influence software repositories


Würsch, M; Reif, G; Demeyer, S; Gall, H C (2010). Fostering synergies - how semantic web technology could influence software repositories. In: 2nd International Workshop on Search-driven Development: Users, Infrastructure, Tools and Evaluation, Cape Town, South Africa, 1 May 2010 - 1 May 2010, 45-48.

Abstract

The state-of-the-art in mining software repositories mirrors software artifacts from various sources into monolithic relational databases. This puts a lot of querying power in the hands of the software miners, however it comes at the cost of enclosing the data and hamper cross-application reuse. In this paper we discuss four problem scenarios to illustrate that Semantic Web technology is able to overcome these limitations. However, it requires that the software engineering research community agrees on two prerequisites: (a) a common vocabulary to talk about software repositories -- an ontology; (b) a strategy for generating unique and stable references to all software artifacts inside such a repository - a Universal Resource Identifier (URI).

Abstract

The state-of-the-art in mining software repositories mirrors software artifacts from various sources into monolithic relational databases. This puts a lot of querying power in the hands of the software miners, however it comes at the cost of enclosing the data and hamper cross-application reuse. In this paper we discuss four problem scenarios to illustrate that Semantic Web technology is able to overcome these limitations. However, it requires that the software engineering research community agrees on two prerequisites: (a) a common vocabulary to talk about software repositories -- an ontology; (b) a strategy for generating unique and stable references to all software artifacts inside such a repository - a Universal Resource Identifier (URI).

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Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper), refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Informatics
Dewey Decimal Classification:000 Computer science, knowledge & systems
Language:English
Event End Date:1 May 2010
Deposited On:22 Feb 2011 15:50
Last Modified:07 Dec 2017 06:01
Free access at:Related URL. An embargo period may apply.
Related URLs:http://www.ifi.uzh.ch/pax/index.php/publication/show/id/1360 (Author)

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