A Complexity Metric for Web Documentation Based on Entropy

엔트로피를 기반으로한 Web 문서들의 복잡도 척도

  • Kim, Kap-Su (Seoul National University of Education, Department of Computer Education)
  • 김갑수 (서울교육대학교 컴퓨터 교육과)
  • Published : 1998.11.30


In this paper, I propose a metric model for measuring complexity of Web documentations which are wrote by HTML and XML. The complexity of Web documentation has effect on documentation understandability which is an important metric in maintenance and reusing of Web documentation. The understandable documents have more effect on WEI. The proposed metric uses the entropy to represent the degree of information flows between Web documentations. The proposed documentation complexity measures the information flows in a Web document based on the information passing relationship between Web document files. I evaluate the proposed metric by using the complexity properties proposed by Weyuker, and measure the document complexity. I show effectiveness of analyzing the correlation between the number of document file and document complexity.