Towards Comment Generation for MPI Programs

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dc.contributor.advisor Pollock, Lori
dc.contributor.author Manjunath, Suparna Gundagathi
dc.date.accessioned 2012-01-05T16:56:21Z
dc.date.available 2012-01-05T16:56:21Z
dc.date.issued 2011-12
dc.identifier.uri http://servo.cs.wlu.edu/pubs/handle/id/269
dc.description.abstract As parallel architectures are becoming more commonplace, the development of parallel software that exploits the potential parallelism is increasingly important. Like sequential programs, these programs need to be maintained, which requires considerable time understanding the maintenance tasks and related software or documentation. Studies have shown that good comments can help programmers quickly understand a programâ s functions. Unfortunately, few software projects adequately comment the code. This thesis work investigates the problem of automatically generating descriptive summary comments for functions in MPI parallel programs and presents an approach to generate such descriptive summary comments for parallel MPI Java methods. Given the signature and body of a method, the automatic comment generator identifies content for the summary and generates natural language text that summarizes the methodâ s overall actions. A base comment generator for sequential Java is modified for a first prototype for parallel MPI programs. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship National Science Foundation en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject MPI parallel programming, comment generation, automatic program analysis en_US
dc.title Towards Comment Generation for MPI Programs en_US
dc.type Master's Thesis *
dc.department Computer and Information Sciences en_US
dc.identifier.institution University of Delaware en_US
dc.project Cluster Computing en_US

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