A Practical Software Quality Classification Model Using Genetic Programming

A Practical Software Quality Classification Model Using Genetic Programming

Yi Liu (Georgia College & State University, USA) and Taghi M. Khoshgoftaar (Florida Atlantic University, USA)
Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 29
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-941-1.ch009
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Abstract

A software quality estimation model is an important tool for a given software quality assurance initiative. Software quality classification models can be used to indicate which program modules are fault-prone (FP) and not fault-prone (NFP). Such models assume that enough resources are available for quality improvement of all the modules predicted as FP. In conjunction with a software quality classification model, a quality-based ranking of program modules has practical benefits since priority can be given to modules that are more FP. However, such a ranking cannot be achieved by traditional classification techniques. We present a novel software quality classification model based on multi-objective optimization with genetic programming (GP). More specifically, the GP-based model provides both a classification (FP or NFP) and a quality-based ranking for the program modules. The quality factor used to rank the modules is typically the number of faults or defects associated with a module. Genetic programming is ideally suited for optimizing multiple criteria simultaneously. In our study, three performance criteria are used to evolve a GP-based software quality model: classification performance, module ranking, and size of the GP tree. The third criterion addresses a commonly observed phenomena in GP,that is, bloating. The proposed model is investigated with case studies of software measurement data obtained from two industrial software systems.

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Preface
Du Zhang
Acknowledgments
Du Zhang
Chapter 1
J. J. Dolado, D. Rodríguez, J. Riquelme, F. Ferrer-Troyano, J. J. Cuadrado
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Marek Reformat, Petr Musilek, Efe Igbide
Amount of software engineering data gathered by software companies amplifies importance of tools and techniques dedicated to processing and analysis... Sample PDF
Intelligent Analysis of Software Maintenance Data
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Gary D. Boetticher
Given a choice, software project managers frequently prefer traditional methods of making decisions rather than relying on empirical software... Sample PDF
Improving Credibility of Machine Learner Models in Software Engineering
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Daniele Gunetti
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ILP Applications to Software Engineering
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Min Chen, Shu-Ching Chen
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MMIR: An Advanced Content-Based Image Retrieval System Using a Hierarchical Learning Framework
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I-Ling Yen, Tong Gao
Reconfigurability is an important requirement in many application systems. Many approaches have been proposed to achieve static/dynamic... Sample PDF
A Genetic Algorithm-Based QoS Analysis Tool for Reconfigurable Service-Oriented Systems
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Witold Pedrycz, Giancarlo Succi
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Fuzzy Logic Classifiers and Models in Quantitative Software Engineering
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Jelber Sayyad Shirabad, Timothy C. Lethbridge, Stan Matwin
This chapter presents the notion of relevance relations, an abstraction to represent relationships between software entities. Relevance relations... Sample PDF
Modeling Relevance Relations Using Machine Learning Techniques
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Chapter 9
Yi Liu, Taghi M. Khoshgoftaar
A software quality estimation model is an important tool for a given software quality assurance initiative. Software quality classification models... Sample PDF
A Practical Software Quality Classification Model Using Genetic Programming
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Chapter 10
Yan Ma, Lan Guo, Bojan Cukic
Accurate prediction of fault-prone modules in software development process enables effective discovery and identification of the defects. Such... Sample PDF
A Statistical Framework for the Prediction of Fault-Proneness
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Bhekisipho Twala, Michelle Cartwright, Martin Shepperd
Recently, the use of machine learning (ML) algorithms has proven to be of great practical value in solving a variety of software engineering... Sample PDF
Applying Rule Induction in Software Prediction
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Baowen Xu, Xiaoyuan Xie, Liang Shi, Changhai Nie
Genetic algorithms are a kind of global meta-heuristic search technique that searches intelligently for optimal solutions to a problem. Evolutionary... Sample PDF
Application of Genetic Algorithms in Software Testing
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Xudong He, Huiqun Yu, Yi Deng
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Paul Dietz, Aswin van den Berg, Kevin Marth, Thomas Weigert, Frank Weil
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