Automatic variable classification for COBOL programs

X. P. Chen, W. T. Tsai, J. K. Joiner, H. Gandamaneni, J. Sun

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Abstract

Program understanding is crucial during software maintenance. Variable classification has been found to be useful for program understanding. In this paper, we will present an automatic variable classification technique for COBOL programs and how this has been implemented as a component of the Data-centered Program Understanding Tool Environment (DPUTE) [9]. We have experimented on both small and large COBOL programs using our tool to determine if our methods are useful for program understanding and software maintenance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE Computer Society's International Computer Software & Applications Conference
PublisherIEEE
Pages432-437
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 18th Annual International Computer Software & Applications Conference (COMPSAC 94) - Taipei, Taiwan
Duration: Nov 9 1994Nov 11 1994

Other

OtherProceedings of the 18th Annual International Computer Software & Applications Conference (COMPSAC 94)
CityTaipei, Taiwan
Period11/9/9411/11/94

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Chen, X. P., Tsai, W. T., Joiner, J. K., Gandamaneni, H., & Sun, J. (1994). Automatic variable classification for COBOL programs. In Proceedings - IEEE Computer Society's International Computer Software & Applications Conference (pp. 432-437). IEEE.