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A measurement framework for evaluating model-based test generation tools

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3 Author(s)
Sinha, A. ; IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, 19 Skyline Drive, 2NF07, Hawthorne, New York 10562, USA ; Williams, C.E. ; Santhanam, P.

This paper presents a measurement framework for evaluating model-based test generation (MBTG) tools. The proposed framework is derived by using the Goal Question Metric methodology, which helps formulate the metrics of interest: complexity, ease of learning, effectiveness, efficiency, and scalability. We demonstrate the steps involved in evaluating MBTG tools by describing a case study designed for this purpose. This case study involves the use of four MBTG tools that differ in their modeling techniques, test specification techniques, and test generation algorithms.

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IBM Systems Journal  (Volume:45 ,  Issue: 3 )

Date of Publication:

2006

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