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Mathematical Assessment of Object-Oriented Design Quality
November 2003 (vol. 29 no. 11)
pp. 1050-1053

Abstract—A method of link analysis employed for retrieving information from the Web is extended in order to evaluate one aspect of quality in an object-oriented model. The principal eigenvectors of matrices derived from the adjacency matrix of a modified class diagram are used to identify and quantify heavily loaded portions of an object-oriented design that deviate from the principle of distributed responsibilities.

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Index Terms:
Software metrics, object-oriented design, link analysis.
Alexander Chatzigeorgiou, "Mathematical Assessment of Object-Oriented Design Quality," IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, vol. 29, no. 11, pp. 1050-1053, Nov. 2003, doi:10.1109/TSE.2003.1245306
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