Towards An Algorithms Ontology Cluster: for Modular Code Reuse and Polyglot Programming

Karabo Selaolo, Hlomani Hlomani


Code reuse is rarely practiced and polyglot programming an informal discipline. This paper proposes the use of ontologies in tackling these issues, seeing as ontologies inherently encourage reuse and are often used as bridges between languages. This paper also reviews existing research and literature in the fields of ontologies in software engineering, code reuse and polyglot programming.


Code Reuse; Ontologies; Software Engineering; Polyglot Programming

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