Predicting software defects in the early stages of the software development life cycle, such as the design and requirement analysis phase, provides significant economic advantages for software companies. Model analytics for defect prediction lets quality assurance groups build prediction models earlier and predict the defect-prone components before the testing phase for in-depth testing. In this study, we demonstrate that Machine Learning-based defect prediction models using design-level metrics in conjunction with data sampling techniques are effective in finding software defects. We show that design-level attributes have a strong correlation with the probability of defects and the SMOTE data sampling approach improves the performance of prediction models. When design-level metrics are applied, the Adaboost ensemble method provides the best performance to detect the minority class samples.
|Title of host publication||Model Management and Analytics for Large Scale Systems|
|Editors||B. Tekinerdogan, Ö. Babur, L. Cleophas, M. van den Brand, M. Aksit|
|Publisher||Elsevier Academic Press|
|Publication status||Published - 17 Jul 2019|