Efficient Implentation of Fault Prediction in Object-Oriented Systems Based on Conceptual Cohesion of Classes

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While often defined in informal ways, software cohesion reflects important properties of modules in a software system. Cohesion measurement has been used for quality assessment, fault proneness prediction, software modularization, etc. Existing approaches to cohesion measurement in software are largely based on the structural information of the source code, such as attribute references in methods. These measures reflect particular interpretations of cohesion and try to capture different aspects of cohesion and no single cohesion metric or suite is accepted as standard measurement for cohesion.

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