An ontology for software component matching

Special Section on Fundamental Approaches to Software Engineering

DOI: 10.1007/s10009-006-0015-9

Cite this article as:
Pahl, C. Int J Softw Tools Technol Transfer (2007) 9: 169. doi:10.1007/s10009-006-0015-9


Matching is a central activity in the discovery and assembly of reusable software components. We investigate how ontology technologies can be utilised to support software component development. We use description logics, which underlie Semantic Web ontology languages, such as OWL, to develop an ontology for matching requested and provided components. A link between modal logic and description logics will prove invaluable for the provision of reasoning support for component behaviour.

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© Springer-Verlag 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of ComputingDublin City UniversityDublin 9Ireland

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