A General Testability Theory: Classes, Properties, Complexity, and Testing Reductions

@article{Rodrguez2014AGT,
  title={A General Testability Theory: Classes, Properties, Complexity, and Testing Reductions},
  author={Ismael Rodr{\'i}guez and Luis Llana and Pablo Rabanal},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering},
  year={2014},
  volume={40},
  pages={862-894}
}
In this paper we develop a general framework to reason about testing. The difficulty of testing is assessed in terms of the amount of tests that must be applied to determine whether the system is correct or not. Based on this criterion, five testability classes are presented and related. We also explore conditions that enable and disable finite testability, and their relation to testing hypotheses is studied. We measure how far incomplete test suites are from being complete, which allows us to… 
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