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Issue No. 12 - December (1985 vol. 11)
ISSN: 0098-5589
pp: 1411-1423
A.L. Goel , Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the School of Computer and Information Science, Syracuse University
A number of analytical models have been proposed during the past 15 years for assessing the reliability of a software system. In this paper we present an overview of the key modeling approaches, provide a critical analysis of the underlying assumptions, and assess the limitations and applicability of these models during the software development cycle. We also propose a step-by-step procedure for fitting a model and illustrate it via an analysis of failure data from a medium-sized real-time command and control software system.
times between failures, Estimation, failure count models, fault seeding, input domain models, model fitting, NHPP, software reliability

A. Goel, "Software Reliability Models: Assumptions, Limitations, and Applicability," in IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, vol. 11, no. , pp. 1411-1423, 1985.
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