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Developing Fault-Prediction Models: What the Research Can Show Industry
Nov.-Dec. 2011 (vol. 28 no. 6)
pp. 96-99
A systematic review of the research literature on fault-prediction models from 2000 through 2010 identified 36 studies that sufficiently defined their models and development context and methodology. The authors quantitatively analyzed 19 of these studies and the 206 models they presented. They identified several key features to help industry software developers build or optimize fault-prediction models suitable to their specific contexts.

1. T. Hall et al., "A Systematic Review of Fault Prediction Performance in Software Engineering," accepted for publication in IEEE Trans. Software Eng.; preprint available at http://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/5743.
2. N. Nagappan, T. Ball, and A. Zeller, "Mining Metrics to Predict Component Failures," Proc. 28th Int'l Conf. Software Eng., (ICSE 06), ACM Press, 2006, pp. 452–461.
3. K. Petersen and C. Wohlin, "Context in Industrial Software Eng. Research," Proc. 3rd Int'l Symp. Empirical Software Eng. and Measurement (ESEM 09), IEEE CS Press, 2009, pp. 401–404.
4. S. Shivaji et al., "Reducing Features to Improve Bug Prediction," Proc. 24th IEEE/ACM Int'l Conf. Automated Software Eng. (ASE 09), IEEE CS Press, 2009, pp. 600–604.
5. E. Arisholm, L.C. Briand, and E.B. Johannessen, "A Systematic and Comprehensive Investigation of Methods to Build and Evaluate Fault Prediction Models," J. Systems and Software, vol. 83, no. 1, 2010, pp. 2–17.
6. C. Bird et al., "Putting It All Together: Using Socio-Technical Networks to Predict Failures," Proc. 20th Int'l Symp. Software Reliability Eng. (ISSRE 09), IEEE CS Press, 2009, pp. 109–119.
7. O. Mizuno and T. Kikuno, "Training on Errors Experiment to Detect Fault-Prone Software Modules by Spam Filter," Proc. 6th Joint Meeting European Software Eng. Conf. and ACM SIGSOFT Symp. Foundations of Software Eng. (ESEC-FSE 07), ACM Press, 2007, pp. 405–414.

Index Terms:
fault-prediction models
Citation:
Tracy Hall, Sarah Beecham, David Bowes, David Gray, Steve Counsell, "Developing Fault-Prediction Models: What the Research Can Show Industry," IEEE Software, vol. 28, no. 6, pp. 96-99, Nov.-Dec. 2011, doi:10.1109/MS.2011.138
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