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

  • Rudi Lutz
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2464)

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.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rudi Lutz
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  1. 1.School of Cognitive and Computing SciencesUniversity of SussexSussex

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