By Topic

Relating Clusterization Measures and Software Quality

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

6 Author(s)
Csaba, B. ; Dept. of Set Theor. & Math. Logic, Univ. of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary ; Schrettner, L. ; Beszedes, A. ; Jasz, J.
more authors

Empirical studies have shown that dependence clusters are both prevalent in source code and detrimental to many activities related to software, including maintenance, testing and comprehension. Based on such observations, it would be worthwhile to try to give a more precise characterization of the connection between dependence clusters and software quality. Such attempts are hindered by a number of difficulties: there are problems in assessing the quality of software, measuring the degree of clusterization of software and finding the means to exhibit the connection (or lack of it) between the two. In this paper we present our approach to establish a connection between software quality and clusterization. Software quality models comprise of low- and high-level quality attributes, in addition we defined new clusterization metrics that give a concise characterization of the clusters contained in programs. Apart from calculating correlation coefficients, we used mutual information to quantify the relationship between clusterization and quality. Results show that a connection can be demonstrated between the two, and that mutual information combined with correlation can be a better indicator to conduct deeper examinations in the area.

Published in:

Software Maintenance and Reengineering (CSMR), 2013 17th European Conference on

Date of Conference:

5-8 March 2013