Test agent system

Jeongeun Choi, Byoungju Choi

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Abstract

In this paper, we propose a Test Agent System (TAS) that employs intelligent agent characteristics of autonomy, social ability, and intelligence to provide active assistance to the tester. It consists of the 'User Interface Agent', the 'Test Case Selection & Testing Agent', and the 'Regression Test Agent'. These agents carry out the tests autonomously by employing their intelligent rules in the object-oriented test processes. This system has 2 advantages. Firstly, since the tests are carried out autonomously, it minimizes tester interference and secondly, since redundant-free and consistent effective test cases are intellectually selected, the testing time is reduced while the fault detection effectiveness improves. In this paper, we show the cut-down rate on the testing time and improvement in the fault detection effectiveness through experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)269-290
Number of pages22
JournalInternational Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering
Volume12
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2002

Keywords

  • Intelligence agent
  • Test agent
  • Test method
  • Test time
  • Test tool

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