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This paper describes the design, implementation, and usefulness of the Decomposition Slice Display System (DSDS). The DSDS fits into the Surgeon's Assistant's already powerful interface for software maintenance.

The DSDS provides a graphical representation of the relationships of a program's decomposition slices. This is the first system to graphically represent slices in this manner. Based on already existing techniques of software and graph visualization, the DSDS takes these fields to new arenas by incorporating their ideas with program slicing.


Copyright © 1994, 1995    Keith B. Gallagher, Bradley M. Kuhn, Dennis J. Smith.

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