International Journal of Information Technology and Computer Science(IJITCS)

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IJITCS Vol.4, No.9, Aug. 2012

Coupling Complexity Metric: A Cognitive Approach

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A. Aloysius,L. Arockiam

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Software Metrics; Control Coupling, Global Data Coupling, Internal Data Coupling, Data Coupling, Lexical Content Coupling, Cognitive Weighed Coupling Between Objects (CWCBO)


Analyzing object – oriented systems in order to evaluate their quality gains its importance as the paradigm continues to increase in popularity. Consequently, several object- oriented metrics have been proposed to evaluate different aspects of these systems such as class coupling. This paper presents a new cognitive complexity metric namely cognitive weighted coupling between objects for measuring coupling in object- oriented systems. In this metric, five types of coupling that may exist between classes: control coupling, global data coupling, internal data coupling, data coupling and lexical content coupling are consider in computing CWCBO.

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A. Aloysius, L. Arockiam, "Coupling Complexity Metric: A Cognitive Approach", International Journal of Information Technology and Computer Science(IJITCS), vol.4, no.9, pp.29-35, 2012. DOI: 10.5815/ijitcs.2012.09.04


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