ADLIF-a structured design language for metric analysis

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1987-05-15
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Virginia Tech
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Since the inception of software engineering, the major goal has been to control the development and maintenance of reliable software. To this end, many different design methodologies have been presented as a means to improve software quality through semantic clarity and syntactic accuracy during the specification and design phases of the software life cycle. On the other end of the life cycle, software quality metrics have been proposed to supply quantitative measures of the resultant software. This study is an attempt to unify the two concepts by providing a means to determine the quality of a design before its implementation.

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