Automated search for good coverage criteria: Moving from code coverage to fault coverage through search-based software engineering

McMinn, Phil and Harman, Mark and Fraser, Gordon and Kapfhammer, Gregory M.

Proceedings of the 9th International Workshop on Search-Based Software Testing, 2016

Abstract

We propose to use Search-Based Software Engineering to automatically evolve coverage criteria that are well correlated with fault revelation, through the use of existing fault databases. We explain how problems of bloat and overfitting can be ameliorated in our approach, and show how this new method will yield insight into faults — as well as better guidance for Search-Based Software Testing.

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@inproceedings{McMinn2016,
  author = {McMinn, Phil and Harman, Mark and Fraser, Gordon and Kapfhammer, Gregory M.},
  title = {Automated search for good coverage criteria: Moving from code coverage to fault coverage through search-based software engineering},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the 9th International Workshop on Search-Based Software Testing},
  year = {2016},
  presented = {true}
}