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On The Limits of Mutation Reduction Strategies

by Rahul Gopinath

Published May 19, 2016 in Research

Mutation analysis is a key technique in software test suite evaluation. However, it is expensive to run, and numerous techniques have been developed to reduce the mutans to be evaluated.
This research describes a theoretical and empirical investigation into strategies such as operator selection and stratified sampling, and their effectiveness in improving the quality of mutants produced.