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Title: Squeeziness: An information theoretic measure for avoiding fault masking
Authors: Clark, D
Hierons, RM
Keywords: Software engineering
Formal methods
Software testing
Fault masking
Publication Date: 2012
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Information Processing Letters, 112(8-9): 335 - 340, Apr 2012
Abstract: Fault masking can reduce the effectiveness of a test suite. We propose an information theoretic measure, Squeeziness, as the theoretical basis for avoiding fault masking. We begin by explaining fault masking and the relationship between collisions and fault masking. We then define Squeeziness and demonstrate by experiment that there is a strong correlation between Squeeziness and the likelihood of collisions. We conclude with comments on how Squeeziness could be the foundation for generating test suites that minimise the likelihood of fault masking.
Description: Copyright @ 2012 Elsevier
ISSN: 0020-0190
Appears in Collections:School of Information Systems, Computing and Mathematics Research Papers
Computer Science

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