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A Method to Recover Design Patterns Using Software Product Metrics

  • Hyoseob Kim
  • Cornelia Boldyreff
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1844)

Abstract

Software design patterns are a way of facilitating design reuse in object-oriented systems by capturing recurring design practices. Lots of design patterns have been identified and, further, various usages of patterns are known, e.g., documenting frameworks and reengineering legacy systems [8,15]. To benefit fully from using the new concept, we need to develop more systematic methods of capturing design patterns. In this paper, we propose a new method to recover the GoF patterns using software measurement skills. We developed a design pattern CASE tool to facilitate the easy application of our method. To demonstrate the usefulness of our approach, we carried out a case study, and its experimental results are reported.

Keywords

design pattern recovery software product metrics design reuse 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hyoseob Kim
    • 1
  • Cornelia Boldyreff
    • 2
  1. 1.Software Engineering Research Group (SERG), Department of ComputingCity University Northampton SquareLondonUK
  2. 2.RISE (Research Institute in Software Evolution), Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of Durham South RoadDurhamUK

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