Research Project: In-Memory Database Support for Source Code Querying and Analytic
This research project focuses on an important activity during the maintenance phase – source code search. Until now, most of source code search engines and other analysis tools have used syntactical analysis only. These analysis techniques are derived from the field of natural text processing almost without adaptation. However source code differs from natural texts in a number of properties. The goal of this research is the adjustment of existing techniques to the needs of source code search. For that source code is analyzed and search index is enriched with additional semantic and structural information.