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Enriching software architecture documentation Anton Jansen *, Paris Avgeriou, Jan Salvador van der Ven 1
 

Summary: Enriching software architecture documentation
Anton Jansen *, Paris Avgeriou, Jan Salvador van der Ven 1
Department of Mathematics and Computing Science, University of Groningen, P.O. Box 800, 9700AV Groningen, The Netherlands
a r t i c l e i n f o
Article history:
Received 1 August 2008
Received in revised form 10 April 2009
Accepted 19 April 2009
Available online 8 May 2009
Keywords:
Architectural knowledge
Software architecture
Design decisions
Documentation
Design rationale
a b s t r a c t
The effective documentation of Architectural Knowledge (AK) is one of the key factors in leveraging the
paradigm shift toward sharing and reusing AK. However, current documentation approaches have severe
shortcomings in capturing the knowledge of large and complex systems and subsequently facilitating its
usage. In this paper, we propose to tackle this problem through the enrichment of traditional architec-

  

Source: Avgeriou, Paris - Institute for Mathematics and Computing Science, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences