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Publication Citation: Multi-Relationship Evaluation Design: Formalization Of An Automatic Test Plan Generator

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Author(s): Brian A. Weiss; Linda C. Schmidt;
Title: Multi-Relationship Evaluation Design: Formalization Of An Automatic Test Plan Generator
Published: July 26, 2013
Abstract: The number of intelligent and advanced technologies in the manufacturing, military and homeland security industries is increasing. Evaluating these technologies is a critical step in their development cycle. Test designers have put forth considerable effort in creating methods to accelerate the test-plan development process. The Multi-Relationship Evaluation Design (MRED) methodology is an automatic test plan generator. MRED collects multiple inputs, processes them interactively with a test designer and outputs evaluation blueprints that specify key test-plan characteristics. This paper describes MRED's process and presents the mathematical representations used by MRED and the stakeholder preference handling strategy. A robot arm is the example used to demonstrate MRED.
Citation: Expert Systems With Applications
Volume: 40
Issue: 9
Pages: pp. 3764 - 3774
Keywords: Testing; Evaluation; Performance Assessment; Test plans; Stakeholder Preferences
Research Areas: Process Improvement, Performance Metrics, Manufacturing
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