Title: Review and extension of fault class hierarchy for testing Boolean specification

Authors: Pravin Chandra; R.K. Singh; Yogesh Singh

Addresses: University School of Information Technology, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Dwarka, Delhi 110075, India ' Department of Information Technology, Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University For Women, Kashmere Gate, Delhi 110006, India ' Maharaja Sayajirao University, Vadodra, Gujarat 390002, India

Abstract: Fault hierarchy specifies the inter-relationships amongst various fault classes in terms of their fault detection capability. Kuhn has developed a fault hierarchy for Boolean expression in disjunctive normal form which was complemented by Tsuchiya and Kikuno. Lau and Yu extended the fault hierarchy by adding more fault classes in the hierarchy. In this paper, we give the fault detection criteria for clause disjunction fault (CDF) and associative shift fault (ASF) and further extend the fault hierarchy by adding these fault classes in the fault hierarchy.

Keywords: software testing; Boolean expression; fault hierarchy; fault class analysis; fault detection; software development; clause disjunction faults; CDF; associative shift faults; ASF.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.2015.071417

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 2015 Vol.52 No.1, pp.29 - 38

Published online: 27 Aug 2015 *

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