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JSW 2013 Vol.8(2): 337-343 ISSN: 1796-217X
doi: 10.4304/jsw.8.2.337-343

Research on Structural Holes and Closeness of Multi-Granularity Software Networks

Hui Li1, Hui Zhang1, Hai Zhao2, Wei Cai2
1School of Informational Science and Engineering, Shenyang University of Technology, Shenyang, China
2School of Information Science and Engineering, Northeastern University, Shenyang, China

Abstract—Object-Oriented software structures represent multi-level characteristics. In this paper, two parameters -- structural holes and closeness used in complex networks are introduced to study topological characteristics of software networks from multi-granularity perspective. By this method, software networks are observed and analyzed in three levels: package granularity, class granularity and method granularity. Then correlations between these two parameters and node degrees are investigated and analyzed by case studies, respectively. The results show that this method is useful for measuring the extent of dependence and centralization in software networks, and help us deeply understand different scales of software structural characteristics.

Index Terms—Multi granularity, software networks, structural holes, closeness.


Cite: Hui Li, Hui Zhang, Hai Zhao, Wei Cai, "Research on Structural Holes and Closeness of Multi-Granularity Software Networks," Journal of Software vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 337-343, 2013.

General Information

ISSN: 1796-217X (Online)
Frequency:  Quarterly
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Antanas Verikas
Executive Editor: Ms. Yoyo Y. Zhou
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E-mail: jsw@iap.org
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