We propose to use Search-Based Software Engineering to automatically evolve coverage criteria that are well correlated with fault revelation, through the use of existing fault databases. We explain how problems of bloat and overfitting can be ameliorated in our approach, and show how this new method will yield insight into faults — as well as better guidance for Search-Based Software Testing.
McMinn, P., Harman, M., Fraser, G., & Kapfhammer, G. M. (2016). Automated search for good coverage criteria: Moving from code coverage to fault coverage through search-based software engineering. Proceedings of the 9th International Workshop on Search-Based Software Testing.
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