Program Testing by Specification Mutation

@article{Budd1985ProgramTB,
  title={Program Testing by Specification Mutation},
  author={Timothy A. Budd and Ajei S. Gopal},
  journal={Comput. Lang.},
  year={1985},
  volume={10},
  pages={63-73}
}
-Both theoretical and empirical arguments suggest that specifications and implementations are equally important sources of information for generating test cases. Nevertheless, the majority of test generation procedures described in the literature deal only with the program source, ignoring specifications. In this paper we outline a procedure for measuring test case effectiveness using specifications given in predicate calculus form. This method is similar to the mutation analysis method of… CONTINUE READING
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