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Publication Detail
Coverage and fault detection of the output-uniqueness test selection criteria
  • Publication Type:
    Conference
  • Authors:
    Alshahwan N, Harman M
  • Publication date:
    01/01/2014
  • Pagination:
    181, 192
  • Published proceedings:
    2014 International Symposium on Software Testing and Analysis, ISSTA 2014 - Proceedings
  • ISBN-13:
    9781450326452
  • Status:
    Published
Abstract
Copyright 2014 ACM. This paper studies the whitebox coverage and fault detection achieved by Output Uniqueness, a newly proposed blackbox test criterion, using 6 web applications. We find that out-put uniqueness exhibits average correlation coefficients of 0:85, 0:83 and 0:97 with statement, branch and path coverage respectively. More interestingly, output uniqueness finds 92% of the real faults found by branch coverage (and a further 47% that remained undetected by such whitebox techniques). These results suggest that output uniqueness may provide a useful surrogate when whitebox techniques are inapplicable and an effective complement where they are.
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