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Test Data Generation using Artificial Life

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International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2013 by IJCA Journal
Volume 67 - Number 12
Year of Publication: 2013
Authors:
Harsh Bhasin
Shewani
Deepika Goyal
10.5120/11450-7045

Harsh Bhasin, Shewani and Deepika Goyal. Article: Test Data Generation using Artificial Life. International Journal of Computer Applications 67(12):34-39, April 2013. Full text available. BibTeX

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	author = {Harsh Bhasin and Shewani and Deepika Goyal},
	title = {Article: Test Data Generation using Artificial Life},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2013},
	volume = {67},
	number = {12},
	pages = {34-39},
	month = {April},
	note = {Full text available}
}

Abstract

Test Data Generation is an intricate process which requires intensive manual labor and thus a lot of project time. There is an immediate need of finding out an effective technique for automating the process as manual Test Data Generation escalates the project cost. The paper proposes the use of Artificial Life in generating and minimizing the Test Cases. The work has been applied on some programs and the initial results are encouraging. The technique makes sure that all the modules are tested in accordance with their functional specifications by the Artificial Life Test Suite Generator (ALTSG). The initial results even points to an indication of the technique being better than its counterparts.

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