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



Brian A. Weiss, Linda C. Schmidt


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.
Expert Systems With Applications


Testing, Evaluation, Performance Assessment, Test plans, Stakeholder Preferences


Weiss, B. and Schmidt, L. (2013), Multi-Relationship Evaluation Design: Formalization Of An Automatic Test Plan Generator, Expert Systems With Applications, [online], (Accessed April 19, 2024)
Created July 26, 2013, Updated February 19, 2017