Reengineering the Modularity of OO Systems

  • Fernando Brito e Abreu
  • Gonçalo Pereira
  • Pedro Sousa
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1543)


The MOOD project within the Software Engineering Group at INESC aims at delivering a broad spectrum quantitative framework to support the design of object oriented systems. A central role in this effort is played by GOODLY (a Generic Object Oriented Design Language? Yes!) [Abreu97] which was first conceived for facilitating the extraction of MOOD design metrics [Abreu94]. This language allows to express the most relevant object oriented design information and is used in MOODKIT G2, a set of tools to support the quantitative assessment of object oriented design. One of them allows the extraction of categorized information about couplings between classes, the starting point for the described experiment.


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Fernando Brito e Abreu
    • 1
  • Gonçalo Pereira
    • 2
  • Pedro Sousa
    • 2
  1. 1.ISEG/UTL INESCLisboaPortugal
  2. 2.IST/UTLINESCLisboaPortugal

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