Relation analysis among patterns on software development process

Hironori Washizaki*, Atsuto Kubo, Atsuhiro Takasu, Yoshiaki Fukazawa

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The activity of the software process improvement can be supported by reusing various kinds of knowledge on existing successful software processes in the form of process patterns. There are several catalogs of process patterns available on WWW; however, all of relations among patterns are closed in each pattern catalog. To acquire the cross-cutting relations over the different process pattern catalogs, we have applied the technique for the automatic relation analysis among the patterns. Our technique utilizes existing text processing techniques to extract patterns from documents and to calculate the strength of pattern relations. As a result of experimental evaluations, it is found that the system implementing our technique has extracted appropriate cross-cutting relations over the different process pattern catalogs without information on relations described in original pattern documents. These cross-cutting relations will be useful for dealing with larger problems than those dealt with by individual process patterns.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)299-313
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Event6th International Conference on Product Focused Software Process Improvement, PROFES 2005 - Oulu, Finland
Duration: 2005 Jun 132005 Jun 18

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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