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Indexing the Java API Using Source Code Homan Ma, Robert Amor, Ewan Tempero

Summary: Indexing the Java API Using Source Code
Homan Ma, Robert Amor, Ewan Tempero
Department of Computer Science
University of Auckland
Auckland, New Zealand
The basic idea behind software reuse is that software devel-
opers use reusable components found in software repositories to
reduce the amount of code that has to be written and so increase
productivity. A problem arises, however, if the repository is too big
-- it becomes difficult to find relevant components. What is needed
is an effective means to query repositories. Most approaches to de-
veloping such means involves creating a good index to which the
queries can be applied. Developing a good index requires identi-
fying the relevant information on which to base the index. In this
paper, we present the results of a project that used source code as
the basis for the index.
Keywords: Java Standard API, Software Repositories,
Source Code Analysis, Reuse


Source: Amor, Robert - Department of Computer Science, University of Auckland


Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences