Problem Domain Oriented Approach for Program Comprehension

Maria JoãO Varanda Pereira, Mario Marcelo Beron, Daniela Da Cruz, Nuno Oliveira & Pedro Rangel Henriques
This paper is concerned with an ontology driven approach for Program Comprehension that starts picking up concepts from the problem domain ontology, analyzing source code and, after locating problem concepts in the code, goes up and links them to the programming language ontology. Different location techniques are used to search for concepts embedded in comments, in the code (identifier names and execution traces), and in string-literals associated with I/O statements. The expected result is a...