An empirical evaluation of test case filtering techniques based on exercising complex information flows

David Leon, Wes Masri, Andy Podgurski
2005 Proceedings of the 27th international conference on Software engineering - ICSE '05  
Some software defects trigger failures only when certain complex information flows occur within the software. Profiling and analyzing such flows therefore provides a potentially important basis for filtering test cases. We report the results of an empirical evaluation of several test case filtering techniques that are based on exercising complex information flows. Both coverage-based and profile-distribution-based filtering techniques are considered. They are compared to filtering techniques
more » ... ed on exercising basic blocks, branches, function calls, and def-use pairs, with respect to their effectiveness for revealing defects.
doi:10.1145/1062455.1062531 dblp:conf/icse/LeonMP05 fatcat:mwkwuh7hcjebln2q73dozoqw4a