Title

Using semantic Wikis to support software reuse

Abstract

It has been almost four decades since the idea of software reuse was proposed. Many success stories have been told, yet it is believed that software reuse is still in the development phase and has not reached its fall potential. How far are we with software reuse research? What have we learned from previous software reuse efforts? This paper is an attempt to answer these questions and propose a software reuse repository system based on semantic Wikis. In addition to supporting general collaboration among users offered by regular wilds, semantic Wikis provide means of adding metadata about the concepts and relations that are contained within the Wiki. This underlying model of domain knowledge enhances the software repository navigation and search performance and result in a system that is easy to use for non-expert users while being powerful in the way in which new artifacts can be created and located. © 2008 Academy Publisher.

Publication Title

Journal of Software

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