This chapter summarises the results and contributions of this thesis. The thesis introduced the MARE approach for the clustering-based support of software architecture restructuring. The chapter is organised following the main contributions of MARE: the MARE Method (Section 12.1), which represents the overall process model for architecture restructuring, MARE Clustering (Section 12.2), which introduces an adjusted clustering algorithm to create the complete mapping of source elements to target architectures, and the evaluation of MARE (Section 12.3), which examined the application of the approach in different contexts as well as the quality and stability of the clustering algorithm. The according sections base on the research questions presented in Section 6.4.


Cluster Algorithm Initial Mapping Dependency Type Target Component Complete Mapping 
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