Boosted Relief Feature Subset Selection and Heterogeneous Cross Project Defect Prediction using Firefly Particle Swarm Optimization
N. Kalaivani1, R. Beena2
1Mrs.N.Kalavani, Research Scholar, Department of Computer Science, Kongunadu Arts and Science College, Coimbatore.
2Dr.R.Beena, Associate Professor and Head, Department of Computer Science, Kongunadu Arts and Science College, Coimbatore.

Manuscript received on January 02, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on January 15, 2020. | Manuscript published on January 30, 2020. | PP: 2605-2613 | Volume-8 Issue-5, January 2020. | Retrieval Number: E6333018520/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.E6333.018520

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Abstract: The exponential growth in the field of information technology, need for quality-based software development is highly demanded. The important factor to be focused during the software development is software defect detection in earlier stages. Failure to detect hidden faults will affect the effectiveness and quality of the software usage and its maintenance. In traditional software defect prediction models, projects with same metrics are involved in prediction process. In recent years, active topic is dealing with Cross Project Defect Prediction (CPDP) to predict defects on software project from other software projects dataset. Still, traditional cross project defect prediction approaches also require common metrics among the dataset of two projects for constructing the defect prediction techniques. Suppose if cross project dataset with different metrics has to be used for defect prediction then these methods become infeasible. To overcome the issues in software defect prediction using Heterogeneous cross projects dataset, this paper introduced a Boosted Relief Feature Subset Selection (BRFSS) to handle the two different projects with Heterogeneous feature sets. BRFSS employs the mapping approach to embed the data from two different domains into a comparable feature space with a lower dimension. Based on the similarity measure the difference among the mapped domains of dataset are used for prediction process. This work used five different software groups with six different datasets to perform heterogeneous cross project defect prediction using firefly particle swarm optimization. To produce optimal defect prediction in the Heterogeneous environment, the knowledge of particle swarm optimization by inducing firefly algorithm. The simulation result is compared with other standard models, the outcome of the result proved the efficiency of the prediction process while using firefly enabled particle swarm optimization.
Keywords: Software Defect, Cross Project, Heterogeneous Cross Project, Boosted Relief Feature Selection, Firefly, Particle Swarm Optimization.
Scope of the Article: Heterogeneous and Streaming Data.