Publications by authors named "Muhammad Rafiq Mufti"

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Mining version history to predict the class instability.

PLoS One 2019 16;14(9):e0221780. Epub 2019 Sep 16.

Department of Computer Science, Qurtaba University, DIK, Pakistan.

While most of the existing class stability assessors just rely on structural information retrieved from a desired source code snapshot. However, class stability is intrinsically characterized by the evolution of a number of dependencies and change propagation factors which aid to promote the ripple effect. Identification of classes prone to ripple effect (instable classes) through mining the version history of change propagation factors can aid developers to reduce the efforts needed to maintain and evolve the system. We propose Historical Information for Class Stability Prediction (HICSP), an approach to exploit change history information to predict the instable classes based on its correlation with change propagation factors. Subsequently, we performed two empirical studies. In the first study, we evaluate the HICSP on the version history of 10 open source projects. Subsequently, in the second replicated study, we evaluate the effectiveness of HICSP by tuning the parameters of its stability assessors. We observed the 4 to 16 percent improvement in term of F-measure value to predict the instable classes through HICSP as compared to existing class stability assessors. The promising results indicate that HICSP is able to identify instable classes and can aid developers in their decision making.
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March 2020

Diabetic retinopathy detection and classification using hybrid feature set.

Microsc Res Tech 2018 Sep;81(9):990-996

Department of Computer Science, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Vehari, Pakistan.

Complicated stages of diabetes are the major cause of Diabetic Retinopathy (DR) and no symptoms appear at the initial stage of DR. At the early stage diagnosis of DR, screening and treatment may reduce vision harm. In this work, an automated technique is applied for detection and classification of DR. A local contrast enhancement method is used on grayscale images to enhance the region of interest. An adaptive threshold method with mathematical morphology is used for the accurate lesions region segmentation. After that, the geometrical and statistical features are fused for better classification. The proposed method is validated on DIARETDB1, E-ophtha, Messidor, and local data sets with different metrics such as area under the curve (AUC) and accuracy (ACC).
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September 2018