Title: A searching method based on problem description and algorithmic features

Authors: Yutaka Watanobe, Rentaro Yoshioka, Nikolay N. Mirenkov

Addresses: Graduate Department of Information Systems, University of Aizu, Aizu-Wakamatsu 965-8580, Japan. ' Graduate Department of Information Systems, University of Aizu, Aizu-Wakamatsu 965-8580, Japan. ' Graduate Department of Information Systems, University of Aizu, Aizu-Wakamatsu 965-8580, Japan

Abstract: A searching method based on |what| and |how| problem descriptions, within a special software component library, is presented. The |what| problem description is based on a high-level representation of general features of initial and final data the problem can process or produce. The |how| problem description is based on another high-level representation of the algorithmic features of the problem solution. In this paper, the basic idea of the |what| and |how| problem descriptions, as well as attributes and corresponding multimedia symbols, are considered. Some examples of interface panels that use these attributes are also described.

Keywords: component searching method; cyberFilm component library; component classification; software component libraries; algorithmic features; multimedia symbols; interface panels.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCSE.2006.014781

International Journal of Computational Science and Engineering, 2006 Vol.2 No.5/6, pp.359 - 368

Available online: 08 Aug 2007 *

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