Date Added: Jul 2011
Software product line engineering refers to the concept of sharing commonalities and variabilities of a set of software products in a target domain of interest. Feature models are one of the prominent representation formalisms for software product lines. Given the fact that feature models cover all possible applications and products of a target domain, it is possible that the artifacts are not necessarily and always consistent. Therefore, identifying and resolving inconsistencies in feature models is a significant task; especially, due to the fact that a large number of possible products and complex interactions between the software products line features need to be checked.