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Diagnosis of the significance of inconsistencies in software designs: a framework and its experimental evaluation

By George Spanoudakis and Hyoseob Kim


This paper presents: (a) a framework for assessing the significance of inconsistencies which arise in object-oriented design models that describe software systems from multiple perspectives, and (b) the findings of a series of experiments conducted to evaluate it. The framework allows the definition of significance criteria and measures the significance of inconsistencies as beliefs for the satisfiability of these criteria. The experiments conducted to evaluate it indicate that criteria definable in the framework have the power to create elaborate rankings of inconsistencies in models

Topics: G610 Software Design, G400 Computer Science, G622 Object Oriented Programming
Publisher: Elsevier
Year: 2002
DOI identifier: 10.1016/S0164-1212(02)00018-3
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