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ReqsCov: A Tool for Measuring Test-Adequacy over Requirements

Date of Publication: 
September 2008
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Abstract: 
When creating test cases for software, a common approach is to create tests that exercise requirements. Determining the adequacy of test cases, however, is generally done through inspection or indirectly by measuring structural coverage of an executable artifact (such as source code or a software model). We present ReqsCov, a tool to directly measure requirements coverage provided by test cases. ReqsCov allows users to measure Linear Temporal Logic requirements coverage using three increasingly rigorous requirements coverage metrics: naive coverage, antecedent coverage, and Unique First Cause coverage. By measuring requirements coverage, users are given insight into the quality of test suites beyond what is available when solely using structural coverage metrics over an implementation.
Venue: 
23rd IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering (ASE'08)
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@inproceedings{Staats:2008:RTM:1642931.1643016, author = {Staats, M. and Deng, W. and Rajan, A. and Heimdahl, M. P. E. and Woodham, K.}, title = {ReqsCov: A Tool for Measuring Test-Adequacy over Requirements}, booktitle = {Proceedings of the 2008 23rd IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering}, series = {ASE '08}, year = {2008}, isbn = {978-1-4244-2187-9}, pages = {499--500}, numpages = {2}, url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ASE.2008.90}, doi = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ASE.2008.90}, acmid = {1643016}, publisher = {IEEE Computer Society}, address = {Washington, DC, USA}, keywords = {ReqsCov, software test case, software inspection, requirements coverage measurement, linear temporal logic, software metrics, naive coverage, antecedent coverage, unique first cause coverage, software tool}, }