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Evaluating the Impact of Prediction Techniques: Software Reliability Perspective

Kavita Sahu1, Fahad A. Alzahrani2, R. K. Srivastava1, Rajeev Kumar3,4,*
1 Department of Computer Science, Dr. Shakuntala Misra National Rehabilitation University, Lucknow, 226017, India
2 Department of Computer Engineering, College of Computer and Information Systems, Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah, 21955, Saudi Arabia
3 Department of Computer Application, Shri Ramswaroop Memorial University, Barabanki, 225003, India
4 Department of Information Technology, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow, 226025, India
* Corresponding Author: Rajeev Kumar. Email:

Computers, Materials & Continua 2021, 67(2), 1471-1488.

Received 13 October 2020; Accepted 10 November 2020; Issue published 05 February 2021


Maintaining software reliability is the key idea for conducting quality research. This can be done by having less complex applications. While developers and other experts have made significant efforts in this context, the level of reliability is not the same as it should be. Therefore, further research into the most detailed mechanisms for evaluating and increasing software reliability is essential. A significant aspect of growing the degree of reliable applications is the quantitative assessment of reliability. There are multiple statistical as well as soft computing methods available in literature for predicting reliability of software. However, none of these mechanisms are useful for all kinds of failure datasets and applications. Hence finding the most optimal model for reliability prediction is an important concern. This paper suggests a novel method to substantially pick the best model of reliability prediction. This method is the combination of analytic hierarchy method (AHP), hesitant fuzzy (HF) sets and technique for order of preference by similarity to ideal solution (TOPSIS). In addition, using the different iterations of the process, procedural sensitivity was also performed to validate the findings. The findings of the software reliability prediction models prioritization will help the developers to estimate reliability prediction based on the software type.


Software reliability; reliability prediction; prediction techniques; hesitant-fuzzy-AHP; hesitant-fuzzy-TOPSIS

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K. Sahu, F. A. Alzahrani, R. K. Srivastava and R. Kumar, "Evaluating the impact of prediction techniques: software reliability perspective," Computers, Materials & Continua, vol. 67, no.2, pp. 1471–1488, 2021.


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