WIT Press


The Application Of 1KB S Technology To Software Design Measurement And Improvement

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SQM930551

Volume

4

Pages

14

Published

1993

Size

1,694 kb

Author(s)

H. Sharp & G. Robinson

Abstract

The application of 1KB S technology to software design measurement and improvement H. Sharp", G. Robinson* % The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes MK7 64,4, D7T ** British Telecom Research Laboratories, Martlesham Heath, ABSTRACT This report investigates current applications of Intelligent Knowledge- based Systems (IKBS) technology to the problem of software design measurement and improvement, and provides a comparative evaluation of six different approaches to this area, based on a common framework of technical and business criteria. Although there are few applications of IKBS in this area, those which do exist illustrate the different directions which future research could follow, and are encouraging enough for such paths to be explored. INTRODUCTION The importance of producing a quality design for a software system has been recognised for many years, and ideas of what a 'quality design' is have matured considerably since the notions of information hiding and str

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