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Type of Document Dissertation
Author Batongbacal, Alan L.
URN etd-310141259631631
Title A User-Extensible Architecture for Visualization and Analysis of Time-Series Trace Data
Degree Master of Science
Department Computer Science
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Henry, Sallie M.
Kafura, Dennis G.
Abrams, Marc Committee Chair
  • none
Date of Defense 1996-04-01
Availability unrestricted
This thesis describes the design and

implementation of Chitra95, a software system

developed for the visualization and analysis of

time-series trace data. Chitra95 is based upon

two earlier generations of Chitra and is aimed at

producing a system with broad applicability and

utility in this area of research.

This thesis contributes to the area of software

design for trace visualization and analysis by

proposing a set of design principles towards

achieving the goals of system extensibility,

reusability, reliability, testability and verifiability.

These design principles are demonstrated by

Chitra95, a software architecture proposed in

this thesis for visualization and analysis of

time-series trace data. This architecture is novel

in its combination of independence from

problem domain semantics; optimization for

user-extensibility and code reusability; freedom

from any specific user interface model; ability to

simultaneously produce an integrated

application and a reusable toolkit of parts that

may either be customized into a turnkey system

or integrated into other software systems;

support for enhanced reliability, testability and

verifiability; and support for an interface to the

World Wide Web and for remote execution.

Finally, this thesis makes the specific

contribution of a data structure for representing

large traces that permits the maintainance of

multiple versions of a trace and retains the

ability to undo modifications made to a trace.

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