Title: Software fault prediction using Mamdani type fuzzy inference system

Authors: Ezgi Erturk; Ebru Akcapinar Sezer

Addresses: The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK), Software Technologies Research Institute, 06100, Ankara, Turkey; Department of Computer Engineering, Hacettepe University, 06800, Ankara, Turkey ' The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK), Software Technologies Research Institute, 06100, Ankara, Turkey; Department of Computer Engineering, Hacettepe University, 06800, Ankara, Turkey

Abstract: High quality software requires the occurrence of minimum number of failures while software runs. Software fault prediction is the determining whether software modules are prone to fault or not. Identification of the modules or code segments which need detailed testing, editing or, reorganising can be possible with the help of software fault prediction systems. In literature, many studies present models for software fault prediction using some soft computing methods which use training/testing phases. As a result, they require historical data to build models. In this study, to eliminate this drawback, Mamdani type fuzzy inference system (FIS) is applied for the software fault prediction problem. Several FIS models are produced and assessed with ROC-AUC as performance measure. The results achieved are ranging between 0.7138 and 0.7304; they are encouraging us to try FIS with the different software metrics and data to demonstrate general FIS performance on this problem.

Keywords: software fault prediction; fuzzy inference system; FIS; method-level metrics; software errors; Mamdani; fuzzy logic; software faults; software development.

DOI: 10.1504/IJDATS.2016.075971

International Journal of Data Analysis Techniques and Strategies, 2016 Vol.8 No.1, pp.14 - 28

Available online: 20 Apr 2016 *

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