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Logic programming for software testing

  • Sanjay Khanna
Data And Software Engineering
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 468)

Abstract

We propose a methodology for using logic programming to software testing. The methodology is based on logic programming applications for the formation of decision-to-decision graph, path predicate evaluation and symbolic evaluation of output variables. We mention an efficient software testing scheme which utilizes multiple theories in logic, organized as a tree structure. An Algol-like language is used to present our approach.

Keywords

Logic Programming Software Testing Symbolic Execution Symbolic Evaluation Conditional Expression 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sanjay Khanna
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Electrical and Computer EngineeringSyracuse UniversitySyracuseUSA

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