Assessing the fault-detecting ability of testing methods

Phyllis G. Frankl, Elaine J. Weyuker

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    Abstract

    It is important to be able to assess the fault detection capabilities of proposed software testing techniques. It is not enough for a researcher to introduce new techniques and assure us that they are good. There must be precise ways of comparing criteria and rating them based on their fault detection ability. With this in mind, several relationships between software testing criteria are studied in this paper. For each of these relations R, we investigate whether R(C1,C2) guarantees that criterion C1 is better at detecting faults than C2, according to various probabilistic measures.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the Conference on Software for Citical Systems, SIGSOFT 1991
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
    Pages77-91
    Number of pages15
    ISBN (Print)0897914554, 9780897914550
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Sep 1 1991
    Event1991 Conference on Software for Citical Systems, SIGSOFT 1991 - New Orleans, United States
    Duration: Dec 4 1991Dec 6 1991

    Publication series

    NameProceedings of the Conference on Software for Citical Systems, SIGSOFT 1991

    Other

    Other1991 Conference on Software for Citical Systems, SIGSOFT 1991
    CountryUnited States
    CityNew Orleans
    Period12/4/9112/6/91

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Software

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