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Evaluation of Fault Proneness of Modules in Open Source Software Systems Using K-NN Clustering

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Fault-proneness of a software module is the probability that the module contains faults. A correlation exists between the fault-proneness of the software and the measurable attributes of the code (i.e. the static metrics) and of the testing (i.e. the dynamic metrics). Early detection of fault-prone software components enables verification experts to concentrate their time and resources on the problem areas of the software system under development. This paper introduces the evaluation of the fault proneness of modules in open source software system using k-NN clustering algorithm based on Object-Oriented metrics.

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