Is Operator-Based Mutant Selection Superior to Random Mutant Selection?

Due to the expensiveness of compiling and executing a large number of mutants, it is usually necessary to select a subset of mutants to substitute the whole set of generated mutants in mutation testing and analysis. Most existing research on mutant selection focused on operator-based mutant selection, i.e., determining a set of sufficient mutation operators and selecting mutants generated with only this set of mutation operators. Recently, researchers began to leverage statistical analysis to determine sufficient mutation operators using execution information of mutants.

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

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