International Journal of Computer Applications
The keyword based approach that is primarily used in descriptive methods for component retrieval operation is not precise. In keyword-based approach, a candidate asset is selected whenever the keywords that form its representation match all or most of the keywords of the query. Keyword search retrieve large number of candidate components, it is the responsibility of the (re) user to manually interpret the component that is most suitable to be adapted for reuse. To locate the best-fit reusable asset is a tedious task for the (re) user. Hence although keyword based approach is widely used for descriptive methods, it yields results that are far too vague. Here the authors propose a retrieval approach of components based on MDL file format.