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Knowledge Intensive Software Engineering Tools
October 1992 (vol. 4 no. 5)
pp. 424-430

Most software engineering tools use a shallow representation of software objects and manipulate this representation using procedural methods. This approach allows one to get off to a fast start and quickly provides a tool that delivers benefits. However, a point will be reached where more knowledge-intensive approaches will be needed to achieve significantly higher levels of capability. The authors suggest that the software engineering tools of the future will have to rely on: deep representation to capture a sufficiently large part of knowledge about programming in general and particular programs; inspection methods to deal with complexity; and intelligent assistance.

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Index Terms:
knowledge intensity; software representation; software engineering tools; deep representation; inspection methods; intelligent assistance; knowledge based systems; software tools
Citation:
C. Rich, R.C. Waters, "Knowledge Intensive Software Engineering Tools," IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, vol. 4, no. 5, pp. 424-430, Oct. 1992, doi:10.1109/69.166985
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