Impirical Foundations of Information and Software Science

Impirical Foundations of Information and Software Science

by Jagdish C. Agrawal (Editor)

Paperback(Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1985)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781461295235
Publisher: Springer US
Publication date: 10/03/2011
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1985
Pages: 415
Product dimensions: 7.01(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Symposium Opening Addresses.- 1. Information Value.- Information About How to Retrieve Information: Its Relation to the Information Retrieved.- Implication of User’s Value Perception for the Design of a Bibliographic Retrieval System.- Value of Information in Supervisory Control.- On the Value of Information in Systems Design: A Framework for Understanding and Aiding Designers.- 2. Information in Interactive Context.- Experiences with Changeable Informative Texts in Guiding Users of the On-Line Interactive ABC-System.- Computer-Aided Searching of Bibliographic Data Bases: Online Estimation of the Value of Information.- A System for Imbedding Data Displays in Graphical Contexts.- Human Factors Issues of Manuals, Online Help, and Tutorials.- 3. Aids for Man-Machine Interaction.- Computer Graphics and a Revised Concept of Dependence and Independence.- Designing a Human-Computer Interface with Software Specification Techniques.- Empirical Methods in the BTU-Project.- The Use of Multi-Level Adaptable User Interfaces in Improving User-Computer Interaction.- 4. Assessment of Information Effects.- Empirical Investigation of Aids for Non-Programming Users in Developing Cost-Effective Requirements Specifications.- The Effect of Comments, Mnemonic Names, and Modularity: Some University Experiment Results.- Rationale for Comments: The Effect on Programming Languages and Implementation.- 5. Software Metrics.- A Measure of Program Clarity for Modular Programming Systems.- Measuring Software Complexity: The Syntactic Dimension.- An Experimental Study of the Logical Complexity of Data Structures.- PARTIAL: A Software Tool for the Development of Ada Programs.- 6. Information Mapping and Retrieval.- Document Ranking Methodology for Conventional Boolean Retrieval Systems.- On Generating Semantic Dispositions in a Given Subject Domain.- 7. Methodological Issues.- The Impact on “Informational Entropy” of Disproof of the Boltzmann Relation.- Information Measurement in Natural and Artificial Systems.- On the Validation of Computer Science Theories.- Software Science — A Heuristic Approach.- 8. Software and System Models.- Flexible Software Models for Quality Assessments of Interactive Information Systems.- Value of Formal Information Systems Models for a Flexible Reorganization in an Insurance Company.- 9. Software Tools and Techniques.- A Spelling Checker Based on Affix Classes.- On Penetrance and Branching Factor for Search Trees.- Automatic Program Description: A Compiler Based Approach.- 10. Workshops.- Workshop on Research Directions and Opportunities I: Current Programs.- Workshop on Research Directions and Opportunities II: Prospects and Open Problems. Synopsis by E. C Weiss, the Workshop Chairman.

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