Information Measure for Modularity in Engineering Design

@inproceedings{Wang2004InformationMF,
  title={Information Measure for Modularity in Engineering Design},
  author={Bingwen Wang and Erik K. Antonsson},
  year={2004}
}
Modular structures are common in complex natural and artificial systems, and the terms “modular” or “modularity” are used throughout the engineering design literature. However, formal ways to measure or quantify modularity are still needed. This paper introduces an information-based approach to measure modularity, built on the relationship between complexity and modularity. In this information-based measure, a modular structure is encoded as a message describing information contained in the… CONTINUE READING

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