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A fuzzy logic based approach for software testing

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posted on 2007-06-01, 00:00 authored by Zili ZhangZili Zhang, Y Zhou
How to provide cost-effective strategies for Software Testing has been one of the research focuses in Software Engineering for a long time. Many researchers in Software Engineering have addressed the effectiveness and quality metric of Software Testing, and many interesting results have been obtained. However, one issue of paramount importance in software testing — the intrinsic imprecise and uncertain relationships within testing metrics — is left unaddressed. To this end, a new quality and effectiveness measurement based on fuzzy logic is proposed. Related issues like the software quality features and fuzzy reasoning for test project similarity measurement are discussed, which can deal with quality and effectiveness consistency between different test projects. Experiments were conducted to verify the proposed measurement using real data from actual software testing projects. Experimental results show that the proposed fuzzy logic based metrics is effective and efficient to measure and evaluate the quality and effectiveness of test projects.

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Journal

International Journal of Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence

Volume

21

Pagination

709-722

Location

Singapore

ISSN

0218-0014

eISSN

1793-6381

Language

English

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Issue

4

Publisher

WORLD SCIENTIFIC PUBL CO PTE LTD