An Intelligent Software Effort Estimation System

Ziauddin Khan Zia, khairuz Zaman Khan, Shahid Kamal Tipu, Shahrukh Khan Zia


As the computer software has become an integral part of any industry, need for accurate forecasting of software development cost has also been increase. Different software effort estimation models are being used, but unfortunately these models have been developed for specific development environments and they support specific software development methodologies. Modern software development is not bound to some specific technology or methodology. This research focuses on development of an expert system which gathers expert knowledge in software cost estimation and integrates it. The developed expert system provides software engineers an easy mechanism to determine software effort for different types of software. The efficiency of the developed system has been compared with existing cost estimation methods. The results show that it has better accuracy than other models.


Software Effort Estimation, Knowledge Base, Expert System, Inference Engine

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