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Keywords-based test categorization for Extra-Functional Properties


Publication Type:

Conference/Workshop Paper


IEEE International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation Workshops




Categorizing existing test specifications can provide insights on coverage of the test suite to extra-functional properties. Manual approaches for test categorization can be time-consuming and prone to error. In this short paper, we propose a semi-automated approach for semantic keywords-based textual test categorization for extra-functional properties. The approach is the first step towards coverage-based test case selection based on extra-functional properties. We report a preliminary evaluation of industrial data for test categorization for safety aspects. Results show that keyword-based approaches can be used to categorize tests for extra-functional properties and can be improved by considering contextual information of keywords.


author = {Muhammad Abbas and Abdul Rauf and Mehrdad Saadatmand and Eduard Paul Enoiu and Daniel Sundmark},
title = {Keywords-based test categorization for Extra-Functional Properties},
month = {March},
year = {2020},
booktitle = {IEEE International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation Workshops},
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