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Record number 535572
Title Empirical analysis of change metrics for software fault prediction
Author(s) Choudhary, Garvit Rajesh; Kumar, Sandeep; Kumar, Kuldeep; Mishra, Alok; Catal, Cagatay
Source Computers and Electrical Engineering 67 (2018). - ISSN 0045-7906 - p. 15 - 24.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compeleceng.2018.02.043
Department(s) Information Technology
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2018
Keyword(s) Change log - Defect prediction - Eclipse - Metrics - Software fault prediction - Software quality
Abstract A quality assurance activity, known as software fault prediction, can reduce development costs and improve software quality. The objective of this study is to investigate change metrics in conjunction with code metrics to improve the performance of fault prediction models. Experimental studies are performed on different versions of Eclipse projects and change metrics are extracted from the GIT repositories. In addition to the existing change metrics, several new change metrics are defined and collected from the Eclipse project repository. Machine learning algorithms are applied in conjunction with the change and source code metrics to build fault prediction models. The classification model with new change metrics performs better than the models using existing change metrics. In this work, the experimental results demonstrate that change metrics have a positive impact on the performance of fault prediction models, and high-performance models can be built with several change metrics.
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