Issue No. 08 - August (1985 vol. 11)
D.H. Hutchens , Department of Computer Science, Clemson University
This paper examines the use of cluster analysis as a tool for system modularization. Several clustering techniques are discussed and used on two medium-size systems and a group of small projects. The small projects are presented because they provide examples (that will fit into a paper) of certain types of phenomena. Data bindings between the routines of the system provide the basis for the bindings. It appears that the clustering of data bindings provides a meaningful view of system modularization.
system structure, Cluster, coupling, data binding, module, measurement
D. Hutchens and V. Basili, "System Structure Analysis: Clustering with Data Bindings," in IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, vol. 11, no. , pp. 749-757, 1985.