Institute of Mathematics and Informatics Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Serdica Journal of Computing, Vol. 4, No 2, (2010), 243p-262p
High-quality software documentation is a substantial issue for
understanding software systems. Shorter time-to-market software cycles increase
the importance of automatism for keeping the documentation up to
date. In this paper, we describe the automatic support of the software documentation process using semantic technologies. We introduce a software documentation ontology as an underlying knowledge base. The defined ontology is populated automatically by analysing source code, software documentation and code execution. Through selected results we demonstrate that the use of such semantic systems can support software documentation processes efficiently.