The Metaphor Project Summary Report: Technology for Analyzing Change and Composing Reusable, Real-Time Components and Applications

Carol L. Hoover and Pradeep Khosla
tech. report CMU-RI-TR-98-29, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, December, 1998


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Abstract
There is an increasing need for software systems to adaptively support changes in application-level objectives [Fayad96]. Real-time software evolution involves changes in software structure and meaning over time to satisfy changes in application requirements. The problem is that the process of changing real-time software often involves extensive impact of change (non-localized change) and substantial manual effort. The process can be costly and error-prone. The Metaphor Project hypothesis was that a systematic approach to thinking about change used with an analytical method for ?localizing? software solution features that would be impacted by the same changes can result in a significant reduction in the effort needed to modify these solutions over time. The proposed work was the research and development of a model for organizing information about change, of algorithms to systematically and automatically localize change to basic solution features such as data/operations and control flow, and of a process for analyzing the basic features with respect to change and reuse. This report summarizes the Metaphor Project objectives, accomplishments, and technical as well as educational contributions.

Notes
Sponsor: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and Rome Laboratory, Air Force Material Command, and USAF
Grant ID: F30602-96-2-0240
Associated Project(s): Metaphor

Text Reference
Carol L. Hoover and Pradeep Khosla, "The Metaphor Project Summary Report: Technology for Analyzing Change and Composing Reusable, Real-Time Components and Applications," tech. report CMU-RI-TR-98-29, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, December, 1998

BibTeX Reference
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   title = "The Metaphor Project Summary Report: Technology for Analyzing Change and Composing Reusable, Real-Time Components and Applications",
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   institution = "Robotics Institute",
   month = "December",
   year = "1998",
   number= "CMU-RI-TR-98-29",
   address= "Pittsburgh, PA",
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