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Modeling software quality with TREEDISC algorithm

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1999
Summary:
Software quality is crucial both to software makers and customers. However, in reality, improvement of quality and reduction of costs are often at odds. Software modeling can help us to detect fault-prone software modules based on software metrics, so that we can focus our limited resources on fewer modules and lower the cost but still achieve high quality. In the present study, a tree classification modeling technique---TREEDISC was applied to three case studies. Several major contributions have been made. First, preprocessing of raw data was adopted to solve the computer memory problem and improve the models. Secondly, TREEDISC was thoroughly explored by examining the roles of important parameters in modeling. Thirdly, a generalized classification rule was introduced to balance misclassification rates and decrease type II error, which is considered more costly than type I error. Fourthly, certainty of classification was addressed. Fifthly, TREEDISC modeling was validated over multiple releases of software product.
Title: Modeling software quality with TREEDISC algorithm.
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Name(s): Yuan, Xiaojing
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: 1999
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 86 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: Software quality is crucial both to software makers and customers. However, in reality, improvement of quality and reduction of costs are often at odds. Software modeling can help us to detect fault-prone software modules based on software metrics, so that we can focus our limited resources on fewer modules and lower the cost but still achieve high quality. In the present study, a tree classification modeling technique---TREEDISC was applied to three case studies. Several major contributions have been made. First, preprocessing of raw data was adopted to solve the computer memory problem and improve the models. Secondly, TREEDISC was thoroughly explored by examining the roles of important parameters in modeling. Thirdly, a generalized classification rule was introduced to balance misclassification rates and decrease type II error, which is considered more costly than type I error. Fourthly, certainty of classification was addressed. Fifthly, TREEDISC modeling was validated over multiple releases of software product.
Identifier: 9780599537125 (isbn), 15718 (digitool), FADT15718 (IID), fau:12474 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): College of Engineering and Computer Science
Thesis (M.S.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1999.
Subject(s): Computer software--Quality control
Computer simulation
Software engineering
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