Issue No. 04 - July/August (2011 vol. 28)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MS.2011.85
Making manifest, syndicating, and then governing a system's architecture facilitates understanding, reasoning about, and transforming that system with intention. This premise holds true for new systems as well as legacy ones, exploratory systems as well as production ones. Watson, IBM's reasoning system, is such a system—it is both new and exploratory. Managing its architecture has considerable payoff.
architecture, software-intensive system, software archeology, Watson, documentation, natural language understanding, question-answering, Tracy Kidder, The Soul of a New Machine
Grady Booch, "The Soul of a New Watson", IEEE Software, vol. 28, no. , pp. 9-10, July/August 2011, doi:10.1109/MS.2011.85