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Test Generation Using Model Checking and Specification Mutation

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Author(s)

Paul E. Black

Abstract

Although building quality into software is paramount, professionals find that testing is necessary to assure that the system will operate as desired. Developing tests can take significant resources. In 1998 NIST showed how tests can be automatically generated from models using model checkers and specification mutation. This was an early result in what is now a broad area known as "model-based testing." NIST also modified the same technology to measure the coverage of test suites independent of implementation details.
Citation
IEEE IT Professional
Volume
16
Issue
March/April 2014

Keywords

software testing, model-based testing, formal methods

Citation

Black, P. (2013), Test Generation Using Model Checking and Specification Mutation, IEEE IT Professional (Accessed June 25, 2024)

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Created November 22, 2013, Updated February 19, 2017