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A fast algorithm to compute maximum likelihood estimates for the hypergeometric software reliability model

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Padberg, F. ; Fak. fur Inf., Karlsruhe Univ., Germany

We present a fast and exact algorithm to compute maximum likelihood estimates for the number of faults initially contained in a software, using the hypergeometric software reliability model. The algorithm is based on a rigorous mathematical analysis of the growth behavior of the likelihood function for the model. We also clarify the stochastic process underlying the model and prove a recursion formula which is central for most previous work on the hypergeometric software reliability model

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Quality Software, 2001. Proceedings.Second Asia-Pacific Conference on

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