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Detection of change-prone telecommunications software modules

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Date Issued:
1995
Summary:
Accurately classifying the quality of software is a major problem in any software development project. Software engineers develop models that provide early estimates of quality metrics which allow them to take actions against emerging quality problems. The use of a neural network as a tool to classify programs as a low, medium, or high risk for errors or change is explored using multiple software metrics as input. It is demonstrated that a neural network, trained using the back-propagation supervised learning strategy, produced the desired mapping between the static software metrics and the software quality classes. The neural network classification methodology is compared to the discriminant analysis classification methodology in this experiment. The comparison is based on two and three class predictive models developed using variables resulting from principal component analysis of software metrics.
Title: Detection of change-prone telecommunications software modules.
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Name(s): Weir, Ronald Eugene.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Khoshgoftaar, Taghi M., Thesis advisor
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1995
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 70 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: Accurately classifying the quality of software is a major problem in any software development project. Software engineers develop models that provide early estimates of quality metrics which allow them to take actions against emerging quality problems. The use of a neural network as a tool to classify programs as a low, medium, or high risk for errors or change is explored using multiple software metrics as input. It is demonstrated that a neural network, trained using the back-propagation supervised learning strategy, produced the desired mapping between the static software metrics and the software quality classes. The neural network classification methodology is compared to the discriminant analysis classification methodology in this experiment. The comparison is based on two and three class predictive models developed using variables resulting from principal component analysis of software metrics.
Identifier: 15183 (digitool), FADT15183 (IID), fau:11955 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): College of Engineering and Computer Science
Thesis (M.S.C.S.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1995.
Subject(s): Computer software--Evaluation
Software engineering
Neural networks (Computer science)
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