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Formally Unsolvable Problems in Software Engineering

@inproceedings{Lewis1997FormallyUP,
  title={Formally Unsolvable Problems in Software Engineering},
  author={J. P. Lewis},
  year={1997}
}
Engineering has been defined as the solution of practical pro b ems using mathematical and scientific principles. Is it possible to apply mathemati cal and scientific principles to the solution of important problems in software engineeri ng, such as the prediction of development schedules and the assessment of productivity a nd quality? The debate over this question is familiar. In this article, we will look at software engineering from a different point of view, that of algorithmic complexi ty… 

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