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Bayesian Inferences for Software Reliability Models Based on Beta-Mixture Mean Value Functions

Nam, Seung-Min;Kim, Ki-Woong;Cho, Sin-Sup;Yeo, In-Kwon

  • Published : 2008.10.31

Abstract

In this paper, we investigate a Bayesian inference for software reliability models based on mean value functions which take the form of the mixture of beta distribution functions. The posterior simulation via the Markov chain Monte Carlo approach is used to produce estimates of posterior properties. Its applicability is illustrated with two real data sets. We compute the predictive distribution and the marginal likelihood of various models to compare the performance of them. The model comparison results show that the model based on the beta-mixture performs better than other models.

Keywords

Beta-mixture;MCMC;mean value function;nonhomogeneous Poisson processes

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