Making Functional Similarity Count for More Reliable Effort Prediction Models

Top O. O., Demirors O., Turetken O.

24th International Symposium on Computer and Information Sciences, Güzelyurt, Cyprus (Kktc), 14 - 16 September 2009, pp.503-505 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Güzelyurt
  • Country: Cyprus (Kktc)
  • Page Numbers: pp.503-505
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


This paper evaluates the impact of functional similarities on the relation between functional size and software development effort. The estimation of the required effort cannot be achieved within reasonable limits at all times. We aimed to address this problem by considering functional similarities. Functional similarity is calculated for COSMIC measurement size results as adjusted functional sizes. The case study includes six cases. We discussed the challenges and the improvement opportunities of the method.