Bayesian Reasoning for Software Testing

Despite significant advances in software testing research, the ability to produce reliable software products for a variety of critical applications remains an open problem. The key challenge has been the fact that each program or software product is unique, and existing methods are predominantly not capable of adapting to the observations made during program analysis. This paper makes the following claim: Bayesian reasoning methods provide an ideal research paradigm for achieving reliable and efficient software testing and program analysis. A brief overview of some popular Bayesian reasoning methods is provided, along with a justification of why they are applicable to software testing.

Provided by: Association for Computing Machinery Topic: Software Date Added: Nov 2010 Format: PDF

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