Revealing the ISO/IEC 9126-1 Clique Tree for COTS Software Evaluation
- Morris, A. Terry
- May 07, 2007.
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- Previous research has shown that acyclic dependency models, if they exist, can be extracted from software quality standards and that these models can be used to assess software safety and product quality. In the case of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software, the extracted dependency model can be used in a probabilistic Bayesian network context for COTS software evaluation. Furthermore, while experts typically employ Bayesian networks to encode domain knowledge, secondary structures (clique trees) from Bayesian network graphs can be used to determine the probabilistic distribution of any software variable (attribute) using any clique that contains that variable. Secondary structures, therefore, provide insight into the fundamental nature of graphical networks. This paper will apply secondary structure calculations to reveal the clique tree of the acyclic dependency model extracted from the ISO/IEC 9126-1 software quality standard. Suggestions will be provided to describe how the clique tree may be exploited to aid efficient transformation of an evaluation model.
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- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 20070021747.
AIAA Paper 2007-2960.
Infotech@Aerospace 2007 Conference and Exhibit; 7-10 May 2007; Rohnert Park, CA; United States.
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