Paper Title
Model for Software Testing and Quality Assessment using Classification Approach

Defect in software systems continue to be a major problem. High quality of software is ensured by Software reliability and Software quality assurance. A software defect causes software failure in an executable product. A variety of software fault predictions techniques have been proposed, but none has proven to be consistently accurate. The objective in the construction of models of software error prediction is to use measures that may be obtained relatively early in the software development life cycle to provide reasonable initial estimates of quality of an evolving software system. Here various data mining classification and prediction techniques viz. Neural Network (NN), Decision tree (DT), Support Vector Machine (SVM),K-Nearest Neighbour(k-NN) and Naïve Bayes (NB) have beenanalysed and compared for software defect prediction model development.. Further, stacking, bagging and boosting, a meta modelling techniques in order to enhance the accuracy of the classification techniques have also been used. For this DATATRIEVETM project carried out at Digital Engineering, Italy has been used to validate the algorithm. The results showed that model using NN classification technique was a better prediction model. Keywords - Software Defect, DT, NN, kNN, Naive Bayes, Classification techniques, Data Mining