Abstract: The software effort evaluation has surfaced as one of the vital functions in the software project management and therefore it is always not feasible to anticipate the precise estimates in the upgrade of software. In this regard, the vital constraints to be taken into account for the software effort evaluation encompass the size of the project, schedule and number of person concerned. In this document, a hybrid technique is elegantly launched for the evaluation of the effort of the software product. The innovative approach is nothing but the amalgamation of the fuzzy analogy with the firefly and the Differential Evolution (DE) technique which is intended for evaluation of the effort and considerable decrease in the error rate. Further a differential evolution approach is employed to create the rules for the performed technique. The consequential output is furnished as input to the fuzzy analogy with the firefly algorithm. The Firefly Algorithm (FA), in turn is effectively utilized to optimize the rules and scale down the error rate. The Fuzzy analogy faithfully discharges the function of evaluating the effort of the software. The epoch-making technique is performed in java platform and its performance is effectively assessed.
I. Thamarai and S. Murugavalli, 2016. Analogy Based Software Effort Estimation Based on Differential Evolution and Hybrid Fuzzy Logic and Firefly Algorithm. Asian Journal of Information Technology, 15: 1484-1493.