Neural Network-A Novel Technique for Software Effort Estimation

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Estimating software development effort is an important task in the management of large software projects. The task is challenging and it has been receiving the attentions of researchers ever since software was developed for commercial purpose. A number of estimation models exist for effort prediction. However, there is a need for novel model to obtain more accurate estimations. The primary purpose of this study is to propose a precise method of estimation by selecting the most popular models in order to improve accuracy. In this paper, the authors explore the use of Soft Computing Techniques to build a suitable model structure to utilize improved estimation of software effort for NASA software projects.