A Novel Component Ranking Method for Improving Software Reliability

Lixing XUE  Decheng ZUO  Zhan ZHANG  Na WU  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E100-D   No.10   pp.2653-2658
Publication Date: 2017/10/01
Publicized: 2017/07/24
Online ISSN: 1745-1361
DOI: 10.1587/transinf.2017EDL8043
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Dependable Computing
large-scale system,  component ranking,  reliability,  inverse pagerank,  

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This paper proposes a component ranking method to identify important components which have great impact on the system reliability. This method, which is opposite to an existing method, believes components which frequently invoke other components have more impact than others and employs component invocation structures and invocation frequencies for making important component ranking. It can strongly support for improving the reliability of software systems, especially large-scale systems. Extensive experiments are provided to validate this method and draw performance comparison.