Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Quality Software
IEEE Computer Society Press, Los Alamitos, CA, pp. 55-63 (2005)
T.Y. Chen 2 , Pak-Lok Poon 3 , Sau-Fun Tang 2 , and T.H. Tse 4
[paper from IEEE Xplore | paper from IEEE digital library | technical report TR-2005-07]
The choice relation framework CHOC'LATE provides a systematic
skeleton for constructing test cases from specifications.
An early stage of the framework is to identify a set of categories
and choices from the specification, which is not a trivial task when
this document is largely informal and complex.
Despite the difficulty, the
identification task is very important because the quality of the
identified categories and choices will affect the comprehensiveness
of the test cases and, hence, the chance of revealing software faults.
This paper alleviates the problem by introducing a technique for
identifying categories and choices from the activity diagrams in the
This technique also helps determine the relations
between some pair of choices in the choice relation table — an
essential step of CHOC'LATE for the subsequent generation of
Keywords: Activity diagrams, category-partition method, choice relation framework, classification-tree method, specification-based testing, test frame.
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