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Using XML for Software Structural Analysis

Using XML for Software Structural Analysis

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Department of Defense
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2004 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Harmonia Holding Group LLC
2020 Kraft Drive Suite 1000 Blacksburg, VA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Using XML for Software Structural Analysis
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00178-04-C-1048
Award Amount: $68,454.00


Harmonia proposes a methodology to import legacy source code into a programming language independent XML representation through a process of rule-driven transformation. The project includes design of the Legacy Code & User Interface Markup Language (LCUIML), an extension of the User Interface Markup Language (UIML) at OASIS. (UIML is a canonical meta-language that permits user interface implementations to be described in a highly device-independent manner and rendered automatically to various target programming and markup languages.) The methodology is embodied in an Integrated Development Environment that can read legacy code; translate it into an equivalent XML representation; and then analyze the code structure to generate a UML model and metrics about the code, create specifications fitting the legacy code that can guide developers reimplementing the legacy code, generate new source code in a modern, object-oriented target programming language, generate a to-do list of items in the translation to new source code that must be resolved by a developer, and generate a change report from comparison of the current versions of source code to a past version. In addition, new algorithms can be directly represented in LCUIML, and retargeted in future years to whatever programming languages are invented.

Principal Investigator:

Marc Abrams
Chief Executive Officer

Business Contact:

Jonathan Shuster
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1700 Kraft Drive, Suite 1100 Blacksburg, VA 24060

EIN/Tax ID: 541967366
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No