Recovering High-Level Structure of Software Systems Using a Minimum Description Length Principle

Lutz, Rudi (2002) Recovering High-Level Structure of Software Systems Using a Minimum Description Length Principle. In: Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2464 . Springer-Verlag, London, UK, pp. 63-80. ISBN 03029743

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Abstract

In [12] a system was described for finding good hierarchical decompositions of complex systems represented as collections of nodes and links, using a genetic algorithm, with an information theoretic fitness function (representing complexity) derived from a minimum description length principle. This paper describes the application of this approach to the problem of reverse engineering the high-level structure of software systems.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Informatics
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA0075 Electronic computers. Computer science
Depositing User: Chris Keene
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2008
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2012 16:51
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/1369
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