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Study of the Relationship of Bug Consistency with respect to Performance of Spectra Metrics

Hua Jie Lee, Lee Naish, Kotagiri Ramamohanarao, WH Li (ed.), JH Zhou (ed.)

2009 2ND IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMPUTER SCIENCE AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, VOL 4 | IEEE | Published : 2009

Abstract

In practice, manual debugging to locate bugs is a daunting and time-consuming task. By using software fault localization, we can reduce this time substantially. The technique of software fault localization can be performed using execution profiles of the software under several test inputs. Such profiles, known as program spectra, consist of the coverage of correct and incorrect executions statement from a given test suite. We have performed a systematic evaluation of several metrics that make use of measurement obtained from program spectra on Siemens Test Suite. In this paper, we discuss how the effectiveness of various metrics degrade in determining buggy statements as the bug consistency ..

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