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Formal Specification Measurement

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  9. Griech, B.: Candidate Metrics For SDL Formal Specifications. Proc. of the Conference on Software Measurement and Management (IFPUG'96), February 5-9, Rome, Italy, 1996 (15 p.)
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  13. Jacob, P.; Cahill, T.: Software Product Metrics as Attributes in an Attribute Grammar. Proc. of the 2ICSQ, October 1992, Research Triangle Park, USA, pp. 40-49
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  16. Kokol, P.: Measuring Formal Specification with Alpha - Metric. Software Engineering Notes, 24(1999)1, S.80-81
  17. Kokol, P.; Podgorelec, V.: Ranking Complexity of Formal Specifications. Proc. of the FESMA'99, Amsterdam, Netherlands, October 1999, pp. 111-124
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  20. Melhart, B.E.: A Continuum of Formal Methods for Specification of Quality Software. Proceedings of the International Software Quality Conference, Dayton, Ohio, 1991, pp. 66-71
  21. Mitchell, J.; Urban, J.E.; McDonald, R.: The Effect of Abstract Data Types on Program Development. IEEE Computer, August 1987, pp. 85-88
  22. Moore, A.P.: The Specification and Verified Decomposition of System Requirements Using CSP. IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, 16(1990)9, pp. 932-948
  23. Morasca, S.: Measuring Attributes of Concurrent Software Specification in Petri Nets. Proc. of the METRICS'99, Boca Raton, Florida, November 1999, pp. 100-110
  24. Power, J. F.; Malloy, B. A.: A metrics suite for grammar-based software: Research Articles. Journal of Software Maintenance and Evolution: Research and Practice, 16(2004)6, pp. 405-426
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  30. Vinter, R.: Applying Software Metrics to Formal Specifications: A Cognitive Approach. Proc. of the Fifth International Software Metrics Symposium, November 20-21, 1998, Bethesda, Maryland, pp. 216-223
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