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Test case prioritization technique based on string distance metrics

Khatibsyarbini, Muhammad (2019) Test case prioritization technique based on string distance metrics. Masters thesis, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Faculty of Engineering - School of Computing.


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Numerous test case prioritization (TCP) approaches have been introduced to enhance the test viability in software testing activity with the goal to maximize early average percentage fault detection (APFD). There are different approaches and the process for each approach varies. Furthermore, these approaches are not well documented within the single TCP approach. Based on current studies, having an approach that has high coverage effectiveness (CE) and APFD rate, remains a challenge in TCP. The string-based approach is known to have a single string distance based metric to differentiate test cases that can improve the CE results. However, to differentiate precisely the test cases, the string distances require enhancement. Therefore, a TCP technique based on string distance metric was developed to improve CE and APFD rate. In this research, to differentiate precisely the test cases and counter the string distances problem, an enhanced string distances based metric with a string weight based metric was introduced. Then, the metric was executed under designed process for string-based approach for complete evaluation. Experimental results showed that the enhanced string metric had the highest APFD with 98.56% and highest CE with 69.82% in Siemen dataset, cstcas. Besides, the technique yielded the highest APFD with 76.38% in Robotic Wheelchair System (RWS) case study. As a conclusion, the enhanced TCP technique with weight based metric has prioritised the test case based on their occurrences which helped to differentiate precisely the test cases, and improved the overall scores of APFD and CE.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords:test case prioritization (TCP), average percentage fault detection (APFD), coverage effectiveness (CE)
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
ID Code:98279
Deposited By: Yanti Mohd Shah
Deposited On:04 Dec 2022 18:01
Last Modified:04 Dec 2022 18:01

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