Adequacy of Limited Testing for Knowledge Based Systems

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Adequacy of Limited Testing for Knowledge Based Systems
Knowledge-based engineering and computational intelligence are expected to become core technologies in the design and manufacturing for the next generation of space exploration missions. The literature is contradictory on how we are to assess such systems. Studies indicate significant disagreement regarding the amount of testing needed for system assessment. The sizes of standard black-box test suites are impractically large since the black-box approach neglects the internal structure of knowledge-based systems. On the contrary, practical results repeatedly indicate that only a few tests are needed to sample the range of behaviors of a knowledge-based program. In this paper, we model testing as a search process over the internal state space of the knowledge-based system. When comparing different test suites, the test suite that examines larger portion of the state space is considered more complete. Our goal is to investigate the trade-off between the completeness criterion and the siz...
Tim Menzies, Bojan Cukic
Added 18 Dec 2010
Updated 18 Dec 2010
Type Journal
Year 2000
Authors Tim Menzies, Bojan Cukic
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