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Cross-Validation of a Component Metrics Suite
Abstract:

This paper describes an independent validation study for a suite of reusability metrics for component based design published in the literature. The metrics under validation were originally proposed using a semi-formal notation, namely a combination of mathematical formulae with natural language descriptions for elementary parts of those formulae. They were then computed using proprietary tools. By contrast, we present a formalization for the metrics suite that combines the version 2.0 of the UML metamodel with OCL. This technique provides a formal, portable and executable definition of the metrics set that can be used to perform other cross-validations of the metrics suite. A prototype working environment to perform such cross-validation experiments, both with this and other metrics sets was developed and a metrics collection experiment using that environment is discussed.


URL: http://ctp.di.fct.unl.pt/QUASAR/Resources/Papers/2004/goulaoJISBD2004final.pdf

@ Jornadas Ibéricas de Ingeniería del Software y Bases de Datos (JISBD'2004)


Editors: Juan Hernández, Ernesto Pimentel

Publisher: Universidad de Málaga ( Spain )

Pages: 73 to 86


Date: November, 2004


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