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Worst Case Reliability Prediction Based on a Prior Estimate of Residual Defects

Bishop, P. G. and Bloomfield, R. E. (2002). Worst Case Reliability Prediction Based on a Prior Estimate of Residual Defects. In: Software Reliability Engineering, 2002. ISSRE 2003. Proceedings. 13th International Symposium on. (pp. 295-303). IEEE.

Abstract

In this paper we extend an earlier worst case bound reliability theory to derive a worst case reliability function R(t), which gives the worst case probability of surviving a further time t given an estimate of residual defects in the software N and a prior test time T. The earlier theory and its extension are presented and the paper also considers the case where there is a low probability of any defect existing in the program. For the "fractional defect" case, there can be a high probability of surviving any subsequent time t. The implications of the theory are discussed and compared with alternative reliability models.

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Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Departments: School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering > Computer Science > Software Reliability
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/546
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