Sufficient mutation operators for measuring test effectiveness

@article{Namin2008SufficientMO,
  title={Sufficient mutation operators for measuring test effectiveness},
  author={Akbar Siami Namin and James H. Andrews and Duncan J. Murdoch},
  journal={2008 ACM/IEEE 30th International Conference on Software Engineering},
  year={2008},
  pages={351-360}
}
Mutants are automatically-generated, possibly faulty variants of programs. The mutation adequacy ratio of a test suite is the ratio of non-equivalent mutants it is able to identify to the total number of non-equivalent mutants. This ratio can be used as a measure of test effectiveness. However, it can be expensive to calculate, due to the large number of different mutation operators that have been proposed for generating the mutants. In this paper, we address the problem of finding a small set… CONTINUE READING
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