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Software Defect Prediction using Adaptive Neural Networks

Seema Singh, Mandeep Singh Published in Artificial Intelligence

International Journal of Applied Information Systems
Year of Publication 2012
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  1. Seema Singh and Mandeep Singh. Article: Software Defect Prediction using Adaptive Neural Networks. International Journal of Applied Information Systems 4(1):29-33, September 2012. BibTeX

    	author = "Seema Singh and Mandeep Singh",
    	title = "Article: Software Defect Prediction using Adaptive Neural Networks",
    	journal = "International Journal of Applied Information Systems",
    	year = 2012,
    	volume = 4,
    	number = 1,
    	pages = "29-33",
    	month = "September",
    	note = "Published by Foundation of Computer Science, New York, USA"


We present a system which gives prior idea about the defective module. The task is accomplished using Adaptive Resonance Neural Network (ARNN), a special case of unsupervised learning. A vigilance parameter (?) in ARNN defines the stopping criterion and hence helps in manipulating the accuracy of the trained network. To demonstrate the usefulness of ARNN, we used dataset from promisedata. org. This dataset contains 121 modules out of which 112 are not defected and 9 are defected. In this dataset modules are termed as defected on the basis of three measures that are LOC, HALSTEAD, MCCABE measures that have been normalized in the range of 0-1. We see that at ?=0. 1858 the network has maximum Recall (i. e. true negative rate) is 100% and average Precision=54%. In case of ART n/w shortfalls are seen forAccuracy as this is a subjective measure.


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