Model Learning: A Survey on Foundation, Tools and Applications [article]

Shahbaz Ali and Hailong Sun and Yongwang Zhao
2018 arXiv   pre-print
The quality and correct functioning of software components embedded in electronic systems are of utmost concern especially for safety and mission-critical systems. Model-based testing and formal verification techniques can be employed to enhance the reliability of software systems. Formal models form the basis and are prerequisite for the application of these techniques. An emerging and promising model learning technique can complement testing and verification techniques by providing learned
more » ... els of black box systems fully automatically. This paper surveys one such state of the art technique called model learning which recently has attracted much attention of researchers especially from the domains of testing and verification. This survey paper reviews and provides comparison summaries highlighting the merits and shortcomings of learning techniques, algorithms, and tools which form the basis of model learning. This paper also surveys the successful applications of model learning technique in multidisciplinary fields making it promising for testing and verification of realistic systems.
arXiv:1901.01910v1 fatcat:ttfnf3elxfhjvdvtid5tzsmfbm