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Test Generation Using Model Checking and Specification Mutation



Paul E. Black


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.
IEEE IT Professional
March/April 2014


software testing, model-based testing, formal methods


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