Date Added: Feb 2012
Rapid industrialization in the past few decades has necessitated the ever increasing demand for newer technologies leading to the dramatic development of sophisticated software for cost estimation and is expected to grow manifold in the forthcoming years. The improper understanding of software requirements has often resulted in inaccurate cost estimation. In analogy concept, there is deficiency in handling the datasets containing categorical variables though there are innumerable methods to estimate the cost. The proposed fuzzy analogy method is a new approach based on reasoning by analogy for handling both numerical and categorical variables where the uncertainty and imprecision solution is ascertained by studying the behavior pattern of linguistic values utilized in the software projects.