Soft Constraints in Feature Models

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Feature Models represent admissible configurationsof products in Software Product Lines. Constraints areused to represent domain specific knowledge, such asrequiring or excluding a feature in the presence of another.Configurations failing to conform to these constraints aredeemed invalid. However, in many cases useful domaininformation cannot be expressed comfortably with suchforceful, hard constraints. Therefore, we propose the use ofsofter constraints of less forcing nature. We categorizepossible semantics for such constraints, analyze their impacton the feature expression and describe some specific analysisprocedures that are unique to the use of soft constraints.
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Title of host publicationICSEA
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011
EventSixth International Conference on Software Engineering Advances -
Duration: 1 Jan 2011 → …


ConferenceSixth International Conference on Software Engineering Advances
Period1/01/11 → …

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