hol-TestGen

An Interactive Test-Case Generation Framework
  • Achim D. Brucker
  • Burkhart Wolff
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5503)

Abstract

We present hol-TestGen, an extensible test environment for specification-based testing build upon the proof assistant Isabelle. hol-TestGen leverages the semi-automated generation of test theorems (a form of partitioning the test input space), and their refinement to concrete test-data, as well as the automatic generation of a test driver for the execution and test result verification.

hol-TestGen can also be understood as a unifying technical and conceptual framework for presenting and investigating the variety of unit test and sequence test techniques in a logically consistent way.

Keywords

symbolic test-case generations black box testing white box testing theorem proving interactive testing 

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Copyright information

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Achim D. Brucker
    • 1
  • Burkhart Wolff
    • 2
  1. 1.SAP ResearchKarlsruheGermany
  2. 2.Université Paris-Sud, Parc Club Orsay UniversitéOrsay CedexFrance

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