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Towards a benchmark for the evaluation of software testing techniques

Miller, J. and Roper, M. and Brooks, A. and Wood, M. (1995) Towards a benchmark for the evaluation of software testing techniques. Information and Software Technology, 37 (1). pp. 5-13. ISSN 0950-5849

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Abstract

Despite the existence of a great number of software testing techniques we are largely ignorant of their respective powers as software engineering methods. It is argued that more experimental work in software testing is necessary in order to place testing techniques onto a scale of measurement, or classify them in such a way that is useful to the software engineer. Current experimental practices are examined using a parametric framework and are shown to contribute little towards a cohesive and useful body of knowledge. The idea of a benchmark repository of faulty and correct software is explored enabling unification of diverse experimental results. Such a unification should start the process of moving towards an evaluation taxonomy of testing methods.

Item type: Article
ID code: 2679
Keywords: testing, software quality, experimentation, benchmark repository, software testing, Electronic computers. Computer science, Computer software, Software, Information Systems, Computer Science Applications
Subjects: Science > Mathematics > Electronic computers. Computer science
Science > Mathematics > Computer software
Department: Faculty of Science > Computer and Information Sciences > Computer Science
Faculty of Science > Computer and Information Sciences
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    Depositing user: Strathprints Administrator
    Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2007
    Last modified: 04 Sep 2014 09:55
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/2679

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