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Application of basic and logarithmic poisson execution time models in software reliability measurement

  • John D. Musa
  • Kazuhira Okumoto
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 341)

Abstract

Two software reliability models that share the advantageous property of being based on execution time are presented. They are compared with a number of other published models. Predictive validity is established using sets of failure data from a varied group of software projects and two different parameter estimation methods. The characteristics and advantages and disadvantages of the two with respect to each other are discussed.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • John D. Musa
    • 1
  • Kazuhira Okumoto
    • 1
  1. 1.AT&T Bell LaboratoriesWhippanyU.S.A.

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