Masanari Kondo,Osamu Mizuno
In the effort estimation studies, we can obtain open datasets from the past research. Those datasets are either within- company or cross-company dataset. On effort estimation, it was long discussed which dataset is appropriate for building accurate model. To find a new viewpoint in this discussion, we introduce the causal-effect relationship estimation technique. We use a simple Bayesian approach that is defined by the data generation model in a Linear Non-Gaussian Acyclic Model( LiNGAM ). This model is applied to the function point and effort metrics in both within-company and cross-company datasets. We assume that if a dataset is appropriate for effort estimation, causal-effect relationships between metrics and effort will be extracted more. The result of case study shows that we can extract more causal- effect relationships from the cross-company dataset than that of from the within-company dataset.
Masanari Kondo,Osamu Mizuno
Masanari Kondo,Osamu Mizuno
Proc. of 27th International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering (ISSRE2016), Workshops proceeding
736
10
Ottawa, Canada
47-48
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Analysis on Causal-Effect Relationship in Effort Metrics Using {Bayesian} {LiNGAM}
10.1109/ISSREW.2016.18
2016