Mitigating the effect of coincidental correctness in spectrum based fault localization
Coincidentally correct test cases are those that execute faulty program statements but do not result in failures. The presence of such test cases in a test suite reduces the effectiveness of spectrum-based fault localization approaches, such as Ochiai and Tarantula, which localize faulty statements by calculating a suspiciousness score for every program statement from test coverage information. The goal of this dissertation is to improve the understanding of how the presence of coincidentally correct test cases impacts the effectiveness of spectrum-based fault localization approaches and to ...
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