Patent Number: 8,819,635

Title: Confidence-based static analysis

Abstract: Systems, methods and program products are provided for confidence-based static analysis, including initiating a static analysis of computer software, associating a confidence value with a first element of the static analysis, determining a current state of the static analysis, calculating an adjusted confidence value in accordance with a confidence adjustment function as applied to the current state and the confidence value associated with the first element, associating the adjusted confidence value with a second element of the static analysis resulting from a transition from the first element, and eliminating the second element from the static analysis if the adjusted confidence value meets elimination criteria.

Inventors: Pistoia; Marco (Anawalk, NY), Tripp; Omer (Har-Adar, IL)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G06F 9/44 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/26/12018