Title: Design pattern mining using greedy algorithm for multi-labelled graphs

Authors: Manjari Gupta

Addresses: DST-Centre for Interdisciplinary Mathematical Sciences, Department of Computer Science, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi – 221005, India

Abstract: Design patterns are used as a software reuse technology, which provides a large scale reuse. During maintenance of a software system, developers can understand and benefit by understanding the idea of which design patterns have been used in the system, if any. Thus, one can say that reuse technologies such as design patterns and frameworks improves the program understanding and software maintenance. Therefore, it is necessary to automate the design pattern discovery process. We first define a multi-labelled graph representation for the design of software. Multi-labelled graph allows multiple labels on vertices and edges. Then we are applying a greedy algorithm on the multi-labelled graphs of design pattern and system design to detect design patterns in it. Using this approach, variants of design patterns as well as all occurrences of a design pattern can be detected.

Keywords: design patterns; pattern mining; UML; multi-labelled graphs; greedy approach; software reuse; software design; multiple labels; vertices; edges.

DOI: 10.1504/IJICT.2011.043627

International Journal of Information and Communication Technology, 2011 Vol.3 No.4, pp.314 - 323

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 11 Nov 2011 *

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