Information and Software Technology 36 (1): 23-33 (1994)

The Use of Prolog
in the Modelling and Evaluation of Structure Charts

T.H. Tse 2, T.Y. Chen 3 and C.S. Kwok 4

[paper from ScienceDirect | postprint]


We summarize our experience in the use of Prolog to model and evaluate structure charts according to standard guidelines in structured design. We discuss how to construct first-cut structure charts automatically from data flow diagrams using transform and transaction analyses, evaluate them using recommended criteria such as coupling, cohesion, morphology and tramp, and improve on the resulting structure charts by means of automatic backtracking.

1. This research is supported in part by a grant of the University Grants Committee.
2. (Corresponding author.)
Department of Computer Science, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong.
3. Currently with the Centre for Software Analysis and Testing, Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn, Australia.
4. Currently with the Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation, Hong Kong.


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