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Authors: Ayşe Bakır ; Burak Turhan and Ayşe Bener

Affiliation: Boğaziçi University, Turkey

ISBN: 978-989-8111-52-4

Keyword(s): Software effort estimation, Interval prediction, Classification, Cluster analysis, Machine learning.

Related Ontology Subjects/Areas/Topics: Enterprise Software Technologies ; Software Economics ; Software Engineering

Abstract: Software cost estimation is still an open challenge. Many researchers have proposed various methods that usually focus on point estimates. Software cost estimation, up to now, has been treated as a regression problem. However, in order to prevent over/under estimates, it is more practical to predict the interval of estimations instead of the exact values. In this paper, we propose an approach that converts cost estimation into a classification problem and classifies new software projects in one of the effort classes each corresponding to an effort interval. Our approach integrates cluster analysis with classification methods. Cluster analysis is used to determine effort intervals while different classification algorithms are used to find the corresponding effort classes. The proposed approach is applied to seven public data sets. Our experimental results show that hit rates obtained for effort estimation are around 90%-100%s. For point estimation, the results are also comparable to th ose in the literature. (More)

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Paper citation in several formats:
Bakır A.; Turhan B.; Bener A. and (2008). SOFTWARE EFFORT ESTIMATION AS A CLASSIFICATION PROBLEM.In Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Software and Data Technologies - Volume 3: ICSOFT, ISBN 978-989-8111-52-4, pages 274-277. DOI: 10.5220/0001877802740277

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author={Ayşe Bakır and Burak Turhan and Ayşe Bener},
title={SOFTWARE EFFORT ESTIMATION AS A CLASSIFICATION PROBLEM},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Software and Data Technologies - Volume 3: ICSOFT,},
year={2008},
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publisher={SciTePress},
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TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Software and Data Technologies - Volume 3: ICSOFT,
TI - SOFTWARE EFFORT ESTIMATION AS A CLASSIFICATION PROBLEM
SN - 978-989-8111-52-4
AU - Bakır, A.
AU - Turhan, B.
AU - Bener, A.
PY - 2008
SP - 274
EP - 277
DO - 10.5220/0001877802740277

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