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Finding Effective Software Metrics to Classify Maintainability Using a Parallel Genetic Algorithm

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Finding Effective Software Metrics to Classify Maintainability Using a Parallel Genetic Algorithm
The ability to predict the quality of a software object can be viewed as a classification problem, where software metrics are the features and expert quality rankings the class labels. Evolutionary computational techniques such as genetic algorithms can be used to find a subset of metrics that provide an optimal classification for the quality of software objects. Genetic algorithms are also parallelizable, in that the fitness function (how well a set of metrics can classify the software objects) can be calculated independently from other possible solutions. A manager-worker parallel version of a genetic algorithm to find optimal metrics has been implemented using MPI and tested on a Beowulf cluster resulting in an efficiency of 0.94. Such a speed-up facilitated using larger populations for longer generations. Sixty-four source code metrics from a 366 class Java-based biomedical data analysis program were used and resulted in classification accuracy of 78.4%.
Rodrigo A. Vivanco, Nicolino J. Pizzi
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Type Conference
Year 2004
Where GECCO
Authors Rodrigo A. Vivanco, Nicolino J. Pizzi
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