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A Hypertext Based Software-Engineering Environment
March/April 1992 (vol. 9 no. 2)
pp. 62-68

HyperCASE, an architectural framework for integrating CASE tools under an extended hypertext system, is described. HyperCASE's objective is to provide a powerful, user-friendly, integrated development platform that can significantly raise productivity. Its specific goal is to support software developers in project management, system analysis, design, and coding. HyperCASE integrates tools by combining a hypertext-based user interface with a common knowledge-based document repository. It includes extensive natural-language capabilities tailored to the CASE domain. These are used in the interface to the software repository, providing an alternative to hypertext information management and interdocument navigation. English input can be analyzed during informal system-requirements specification, allowing a significant degree of automation for design and concept reuse at the earliest development stages. HyperCASE's three subsystems, HyperEdit, the graphical user interface, HyperBase, the knowledge base, and HyperDict, the data dictionary, are discussed.

Index Terms:
tool integration; hypertext; software-engineering environment; HyperCASE; CASE tools; extended hypertext system; user-friendly, integrated development platform; project management; system analysis; design; coding; hypertext-based user interface; knowledge-based document repository; natural-language; software repository; English input; informal system-requirements specification; concept reuse; HyperEdit; graphical user interface; HyperBase; HyperDict; data dictionary; graphical user interfaces; hypermedia; knowledge based systems; natural languages; programming environments; project support environments; software tools
Jacob L. Cybulski, Karl Reed, "A Hypertext Based Software-Engineering Environment," IEEE Software, vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 62-68, March-April 1992, doi:10.1109/52.120603
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