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A Comparative Study of Estimation by Analogy using Data Mining Techniques

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Executive Summary

Software estimations provide an inclusive set of directives for software project developers, project managers, and the management in order to produce more realistic estimates based on deficient, uncertain, and noisy data. A range of estimation models are being explored in the industry, as well as in academia, for research purposes but choosing the best model is quite intricate. Estimation by Analogy (EbA) is a form of case based reasoning, which uses fuzzy logic, grey system theory or machine-learning techniques, etc. for optimization. This paper compares the estimation accuracy of some conventional data mining models with a hybrid model.

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