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Analysis of an inflection s-shaped software reliability model considering log-logistic testing-effort and imperfect debugging

Ahmad, Nesar and Khan, Mohammad G.M. and Rafi, Loriza S. (2011) Analysis of an inflection s-shaped software reliability model considering log-logistic testing-effort and imperfect debugging. International Journal of Computer Science and Network Security, 11 (1). pp. 161-171. ISSN 1738-7906

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    Abstract

    Gokhale and Trivedi (1998) have proposed the Log-logistic software reliability growth model that can capture the increasing/decreasing nature of the failure occurrence rate per fault. In this paper, we will first show that a Log-logistic testing-effort function (TEF) can be expressed as a software development/testing-effort expenditure curve. We investigate how to incorporate the Log-logistic TEF into inflection S-shaped software reliability growth models based on non-homogeneous Poisson process (NHPP). The models parameters are estimated by least square estimation (LSE) and maximum likelihood estimation (MLE) methods. The methods of data analysis and comparison criteria are presented. The experimental results from actual data applications show good fit. A comparative analysis to evaluate the effectiveness for the proposed model and other existing models are also performed. Results show that the proposed models can give fairly better predictions. Therefore, the Log-logistic TEF is suitable for incorporating into inflection S-shaped NHPP growth models. In addition, the proposed models are discussed under imperfect debugging environment.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
    Divisions: College of Foundation Studies
    Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) > School of Computing, Information and Mathematical Sciences
    Depositing User: Ms Shalni Sanjana
    Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2011 20:45
    Last Modified: 16 Mar 2017 09:59
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/4764
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