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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Author(s): Naseem, Rashid
Deris, Mustafa Bin Mat
Maqbool, Onaiza
Li, Jingpeng
Shahzad, Sarah
Shah, Habib
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Title: Improved Binary Similarity Measures for Software Modularization
Citation: Naseem R, Deris MBM, Maqbool O, Li J, Shahzad S & Shah H (2017) Improved Binary Similarity Measures for Software Modularization. Frontiers of Information Technology and Electronic Engineering, 18 (8), pp. 1082-1107.
Issue Date: Aug-2017
Abstract: Various binary similarity measures have been employed in clustering approaches to make homogeneous groups of similar entities in the data. These similarity measures are mostly based only on the presence and absence of features. Binary similarity measures have also been explored with different clustering approaches (e.g., agglomerative hierarchical clustering) for software modularization to make the software systems understandable and manageable. Each similarity measure has its own strengths and weaknesses that result in improving and deteriorating the clustering results, respectively. This paper highlights the strengths of some well-known existing binary similarity measures for software modularization. Furthermore, based on these existing similarity measures, this paper introduces the improved new binary similarity measures. Proofs of the correctness with illustration and a series of experiments are presented to evaluate the effectiveness of our new binary similarity measures.
Status: AM - Accepted Manuscript
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