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ToolDAy: a tool for domain analysis

  • Liana Barachisio Lisboa
  • Vinicius Cardoso Garcia
  • Eduardo Santana de Almeida
  • Silvio Romero de Lemos Meira
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Abstract

Domain analysis is the process of identifying and documenting common and variable characteristics of systems in a specific domain. This process is a large and complex one, involving many interrelated activities, making it essential to have a tool support for aiding the process. We present a domain analysis tool called ToolDAy that has the purpose of making the process semi-automatic. The requirements definition presented were based on the results of a systematic review that analyzed several existing tools. Furthermore, this article describes the tool architecture, implementation and its evaluations (two as a controlled experiment and one as an industrial case study) with three different domains. The results of these evaluations indicate that the tool can aid the domain analyst to achieve systematic reuse in an effective way.

Keywords

ToolDay Domain analysis Tool Software reuse 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Liana Barachisio Lisboa
    • 1
  • Vinicius Cardoso Garcia
    • 1
    • 2
  • Eduardo Santana de Almeida
    • 1
    • 3
  • Silvio Romero de Lemos Meira
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Reuse in Software Engineering (RiSE)RecifeBrazil
  2. 2.Informatics CenterFederal University of PernambucoRecifeBrazil
  3. 3.Federal University of BahiaSalvadorBrazil

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