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Software Effort Estimation Using Soft Computing Techniques

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Various models have been derived by studying large number of completed software projects from various organizations and applications to explore how project sizes are mapped into project effort. But, still there is a need for prediction accuracy of the models. As Neuro-fuzzy based system is able to approximate the non-linear function with more precision. So, Neuro-Fuzzy system is used as a soft computing approach to generate model by formulating the relationship based on its training. In this paper, Neuro-Fuzzy technique is used for software estimation modeling of NASA software project data and performance of the developed models are compared with the Halstead, Walston-Felix, Bailey-Basili and Doty Models mentioned in the literature.

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