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dc.contributor.authorGray, Andrewen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorMacDonell, Stephenen_NZ
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dc.date.copyright1997-07en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationGray, A., & MacDonell, S. (1997). Applications of fuzzy logic to software metric models for development effort estimation (Information Science Discussion Papers Series No. 97/10). University of Otago. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/1120en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10523/1120
dc.description.abstractSoftware metrics are measurements of the software development process and product that can be used as variables (both dependent and independent) in models for project management. The most common types of these models are those used for predicting the development effort for a software system based on size, complexity, developer characteristics, and other metrics. Despite the financial benefits from developing accurate and usable models, there are a number of problems that have not been overcome using the traditional techniques of formal and linear regression models. These include the non-linearities and interactions inherent in complex real-world development processes, the lack of stationarity in such processes, over-commitment to precisely specified values, the small quantities of data often available, and the inability to use whatever knowledge is available where exact numerical values are unknown. The use of alternative techniques, especially fuzzy logic, is investigated and some usage recommendations are made.en_NZ
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dc.publisherUniversity of Otagoen_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofseriesInformation Science Discussion Papers Seriesen_NZ
dc.subject.lcshQA76 Computer softwareen_NZ
dc.titleApplications of fuzzy logic to software metric models for development effort estimationen_NZ
dc.typeDiscussion Paperen_NZ
dc.description.versionUnpublisheden_NZ
otago.bitstream.pages8en_NZ
otago.date.accession2011-01-18 20:13:58en_NZ
otago.schoolInformation Scienceen_NZ
otago.openaccessOpen
otago.place.publicationDunedin, New Zealanden_NZ
dc.identifier.eprints1041en_NZ
otago.school.eprintsSoftware Metrics Research Laboratoryen_NZ
otago.school.eprintsInformation Scienceen_NZ
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