Visualization Techniques for Program Comprehension: A Literature Review

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Authors
  1. Lemieux, F.
  2. Salois, M.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Valcartier, Valcartier QUE (CAN)
Abstract
Understanding software is becoming more complex as programs are getting ever bigger. Many believe that the key to this problem is better visualization. The objective of this document is to provide an as thorough as possible overview of this field. This is the starting point for further research and development in this critical area. Over 140 papers and nearly as many tools were reviewed for this purpose. This document presents the most relevant and significant ones. Further work will be required to identify the most promising approaches to include visualization in current research projects.

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Keywords
visualization technique;software understanding;program comprehension;software visualization;cognitive aid;Visualization technologies
Report Number
DRDC-VALCARTIER-TM-2005-535 — Technical Memorandum
Date of publication
01 Feb 2006
Number of Pages
73
DSTKIM No
CA027752
CANDIS No
526037
Format(s):
CD ROM

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