Archive for May, 2018

Trace Analysis Patterns (Part 157)

Sunday, May 13th, 2018

According to the definition in “Topological Signal Processing” by Michael Robinson (ISBN: 978-3662522844) “a signal consists of a collection of related measurements” (p. 5). For traces and logs we can apply the similar definition and consider Signal as a collection of local messages having the same Message Invariant and related variable data values. Signals are examples of Message Sets. The typical example are sets of related Counter Value messages. Signals can be obtained by obtaining Adjoint Thread of Activity of a specific message (to filter out Background Components “noise”) as illustrated in the following diagram:

Generally, the variable “measurement” part can form Braid of Activity.

We introduce Signal analysis pattern to bridge the gap between Software Narratology and Hardware Narratology.

- Dmitry Vostokov @ DumpAnalysis.org + TraceAnalysis.org -