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Objective Re-Weighting to Guide an Interactive Search Based Software Testing System
Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Computing.
Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Computing.
Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Computing.
2013 (English)Conference paper (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Even hardware-focused industries today develop products where software is both a large and important component. Engineers tasked with developing and integrating these products do not always have a software engineering background. To ensure quality, tools are needed that automate and support software testing while allowing these domain specialists to leverage their knowledge and experience. Search-based testing could be a key aspect in creating an automated tool for supporting testing activities. However, domain specific quality criteria and trade-offs make it difficult to develop a general fitness function a priori, so interaction between domain specialists and such a tool would be critical to its success. In this paper we present a system for interactive search-based software testing and investigate a way for domain specialists to guide the search by dynamically re-weighting quality goals. Our empirical investigation shows that objective reweighting can help a human domain specialist interactively guide the search, without requiring specialized knowledge of the system and without sacrificing population diversity.

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Miami: IEEE , 2013.
Keyword [en]
search based software testing, interactive search based software engineering, user centered, embedded software, industrial experience
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Software Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-6354DOI: 10.1109/ICMLA.2013.113ISI: 000353638700017Local ID: 978-0-7695-5144-9OAI: diva2:833852
12th International Conference on Machine Learning and Applications (ICMLA)
Available from: 2015-05-25 Created: 2015-05-25 Last updated: 2015-06-30Bibliographically approved

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