Using Mutation Analysis to Evolve Subdomains for Random Testing

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Random testing is inexpensive, but it can also be inefficient. We apply mutation analysis to evolve efficient subdomains for the input parameters of eight benchmark programs that are frequently used in testing research. The evolved subdomains can be used for program analysis and regression testing. Test suites generated from the optimised subdomains outperform those generated from random subdomains with 10, 100 and 1000 test cases for uniform, Gaussian and exponential sampling. Our subdomains kill a large proportion of mutants for most of the programs we tested with just 10 test cases.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2013
EventMutation 2013: 8th International Workshop on Mutation Analysis - Luxembourg, United Kingdom
Duration: 18 Mar 2013 → …


ConferenceMutation 2013: 8th International Workshop on Mutation Analysis
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Period18/03/13 → …

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