Using XML for Software Structural Analysis

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$68,454.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00178-04-C-1048
Agency Tracking Number:
N041-067-1049
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
HARMONIA, INC.
1700 Kraft Drive, Suite 1100, Blacksburg, VA, 24060
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
016442399
Principal Investigator:
Marc Abrams
Chief Executive Officer
(540) 951-5901
marc@harmonia.com
Business Contact:
Jonathan Shuster
President
(540) 951-5910
jshuster@harmonia.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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.

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