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Issue 5 • Date Sept. 1989

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  • A probability model for analysing complexity metrics data

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):254 - 258
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    Previous work on the relationship between the McCabe complexity metric and lines of code fails to recognise that such data are discrete. A discrete probability model is proposed which enables outliers to be detected, and offers information about parameters meaningful to the software engineer.<> View full abstract»

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  • Improving information system development and evolution using a rule-based paradigm

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):259 - 267
    Cited by:  Papers (2)
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    The paper is concerned with the problems of developing and enhancing large, data-intensive, transaction-oriented systems (business information systems). The essential problem with these systems is their inflexibility to change, compounded by the fact that most contemporary software processes fail to adequately address the specific problem of system evolution. The development of information systems... View full abstract»

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  • The use of GMB in the design of robust software for distributed systems

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):268 - 282
    Cited by:  Papers (4)
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    State-space modelling of software for distributed systems has been effective in exposing design faults and has provided a method for the placement of software fault-tolerant structures. The paper considers the use of the UCLA Graphical Model of Behaviour (GMB) in the design and simulation of software for distributed systems with emphasis on the study of dynamic interprocess interactions. GMB posse... View full abstract»

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  • Generating extended state transitions from structured specifications for process control systems

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):283 - 291
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    The paper describes a method for providing improved prototyping capabilities in a process control system emulation tool. The tool, the NIST Hierarchical Control System Emulator, allows concurrent execution of modules emulating both physical processes and decision processes. The concurrent modules are specified as extended finite state machines. The paper describes the emulation tool and presents a... View full abstract»

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