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Non-homogeneous Poisson process (NHPP) model with typical reliability growth patterns is an important technology about evaluating software reliability. Two parameters which affect software reliability are original failures number and failure-detected rate. The paper firstly defines the software failure distributed and discusses a few kinds' software reliability models. Non-homogeneous Poisson process model is presented. The models with different parameters are discussed and analyzed. The model's restrict condition and some of parameters, original failures number and failure-detected ratio, are extrapolated. Assessment methodology about key parameters is given.
Date of Conference: 19-20 Dec. 2009