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A Novel Model for Software Effort Estimation Using Exponential Regression as Firing Interval in Fuzzy Logic

  • J. N. V. R. Swarup Kumar
  • T. Govinda Rao
  • M. Vishnu Chaitanya
  • A. Tejaswi
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 142)

Abstract

Software effort estimation is the process of estimating the cost and time required to develop a software system. It plays a prominent role in software project decisions like resource allocation and bidding which are major parts of planning where as the substratal goals of planning are to scout for the future, to diagnose the attributes that are essentially done for the consummation of the project successfully. So, the effective Software cost estimation is one of the most challenging and important activities in Software development. This paper articulates the new model using fuzzy logic to estimate effort required in software development. We use MATLAB for tuning the parameters of famous various cost estimation models. The performance of model is evaluated on published software projects data. Comparison of results from our model with existing ubiquitous models is done.

Keywords

Fuzzy Logic Effort Estimation KLOC COCOMO Fuzziness Membership Function 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. N. V. R. Swarup Kumar
    • 1
  • T. Govinda Rao
    • 2
  • M. Vishnu Chaitanya
    • 3
  • A. Tejaswi
    • 4
  1. 1.CSE Dept.Gudlavalleru Engineering CollegeGudlavalleruIndia
  2. 2.BS&H Dept.Gudlavalleru Engineering CollegeGudlavalleruIndia
  3. 3.School of IT and Engg.VIT UniversityVelloreIndia
  4. 4.IT DeptGudlavalleru Engineering CollegeGudlavalleruIndia

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