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Mechanisms for data interpretation of metrics for OO systems.
  A major criticism of metrics for object-oriented
systems design has been their lack in
generating meaningful feedback information.
This paper proposes a data interpretation
method based on visualisation of results
obtained from the method redefinition metric
set. The method encompasses an "alarmer"
technique for identifying suspected design
problems occurring under certain conditions.
We demonstrate how the method provides a
mechanism for metric result interpretation,
design problem identification and design
decision deduction.

  • Date:

    30 June 1998

  • Publication Status:


  • Publisher

    IEEE Computer Society Press

  • DOI:


  • Library of Congress:

    QA76 Computer software

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    005 Computer programming, programs & data


Li-Thiao-Te, P., Kennedy, J., & Owens, J. (1998). Mechanisms for data interpretation of metrics for OO systems. In TOOLS 1997: 24th International Conference on Technology of Object-Oriented Languages and Systems, TOOLS Asia '97, 221-231.



Object oriented programming; Visualisation; Metrics; Method redefinition metric sets; Applications; Metric problem identification; Design problem identification;

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