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Component Context Specification and Representation in System Analysis and Design

Component Context Specification and Representation in System Analysis and Design
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Author(s): Zheying Zhang (University of Jyvaskyla, Finland) and Janne Kaipala (University of Jyvaskyla, Finland)
Copyright: 2003
Pages: 4
Source title: Information Technology & Organizations: Trends, Issues, Challenges & Solutions
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-066-0.ch187
ISBN13: 9781616921248
EISBN13: 9781466665330

Abstract

The apparent lack of design information is one of the most significant barriers that system developers face to reuse or change component-based information systems. This paper tackles the problem by presenting and exemplifying the frameworks of component context and its hypertext data model. It addresses the possible linking of contextual knowledge to components, including the conceptual dependencies of component construction, reuse, and implementation, as well as the rationale behind design and reuse processes. Furthermore, it illustrates the hypertext approach to contextual knowledge representation, which provides ways for users to express, explore, recognize, and negotiate their shared context.

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