Two notions of correctness and their relation to testing

  title={Two notions of correctness and their relation to testing},
  author={Timothy A. Budd and Dana Angluin},
  journal={Acta Informatica},
We consider two interpretations for what it means for test data to demonstrate correctness. For each interpretation, we examine under what conditions data sufficient to demonstrate correctness exists, and whether it can be automatically detected and/or generated. We establish the relation between these questions and the problem of deciding equivalence of two programs. 
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