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Computer Sciences

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Proceedings Fourth International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering, IEEE


Since the introduction of software measurement theory in the early seventies it has been accepted that in order to control software it must first be measured. Unambiguous and reproducible measurements are considered to be the most useful in controlling software productivity, costs and quality, and diverse sets of measurements are required to cover all aspects of software. This paper focuses on measures for rule-based language systems and also describes a process for developing measures for other non-standard 3GL development tools. This paper uses KEL as an example and the method allows the re-use of existing measures and indicates if and where new measures are required. As software engineering continues to generate more diverse methods of system development, it is important to continually update methods of measurement and control