A support environment for the disclosure of heterogeneous systems documentation

  • D. H. Fijma
  • T. F. Verhoef
  • G. M. Wijers
Part of the IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT)


It is difficult to support the reuse of system components satisfactorily. This holds in particular for organisations in which responsibility for systems and system components is distributed over the organisation and in which many different systems documentation techniques are used. For those organisations, it is important to dispose of a support environment for the disclosure of heterogeneous systems documentation, which is characterised by flexibility and distribution. The requirements of such support environments are discussed. Based on these requirements the concepts and functionality of a prototype of such an environment are presented. Finally, it is discussed how different types of systems documentation from various sources can be handled by the prototype.


Systems documentation information distribution decentralisation reuse. 


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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. H. Fijma
    • 1
  • T. F. Verhoef
    • 1
  • G. M. Wijers
    • 1
  1. 1.ID ResearchLeusdenThe Netherlands

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