The Concept Assignment Problem in Program Understanding

  title={The Concept Assignment Problem in Program Understanding},
  author={Ted J. Biggerstaff and Bharat G. Mitbander and Dallas E. Webster},
A person understands a program because they are able to relate the structures of the program and its environment to their human oriented conceptual knowledge about the world. The problem of discovering individual human oriented concepts and assigning them to their implementation oriented counterparts for a given a program is the concept assignment problem. We will argue that the solution to this problem requires methods that have a strong plausible reasoning component. We will illustrate these… CONTINUE READING
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