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Automated generic support for software inspection

Macdonald, F. and Miller, J. (1997) Automated generic support for software inspection. In: 10th International Quality Week, 1997-05-27 - 1997-05-30, San Fransisco.

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Abstract

Software inspection is a widely used method for finding defects in all types of software development documents. Many process variations exist, each designed for use under certain circumstances or to address some perceived fault in existing methods. A desirable attribute of inspection is rigour, allowing the use of historical data to predict future performance and suggest process improvements. Recent work in tool support for inspection is designed to tackle the issue of enforcing rigorous inspection, but these tools concentrate on enforcing a single, usually proprietary, method. This paper investigates existing inspection methods and derives a generic inspection process which can be used to describe any of these methods. This process is then used to determine a notation for describing any inspection process, which can consequently be used as input to an inspection support tool, allowing the support of any inspection method. The paper also demonstrates a system which uses the language to provide support for multiple inspection processes, and describes other desirable features of such a tool.

Item type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
ID code: 2669
Keywords: software testing, software inspection, Electronic computers. Computer science, Computer software
Subjects: Science > Mathematics > Electronic computers. Computer science
Science > Mathematics > Computer software
Department: Faculty of Science > Computer and Information Sciences > Computer Science
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Depositing user: Strathprints Administrator
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2007
Last modified: 05 Oct 2012 13:59
URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/2669

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