An Investigation into Qualitative Human Oracle Costs

by Sheeva Afshan and Phil McMinn

Psychology of Programming Interest Group Annual Workshop (PPIG 2011)



The test data produced by automatic test data generators are often ‘unnatural’ particularly for the programs that make use of human-recognisable variables such as ‘country’, ‘name’, ‘date’, ‘time’, ‘age’ and so on. The test data generated for these variables are usually arbitrary-looking values that are complex for human testers to comprehend and evaluate. This is due to the fact that automatic test data generators have no domain knowledge about the program under test and thus the test data they produce are hardly recognised by human testers. As a result, the tester is likely to spend additional time in order to ... [more]


Reference

Sheeva Afshan and Phil McMinn. An Investigation into Qualitative Human Oracle Costs. Psychology of Programming Interest Group Annual Workshop (PPIG 2011), 2011


Bibtex Entry
@inproceedings{Afshan2011,
  author    = "Afshan, Sheeva and McMinn, Phil",
  title     = "An Investigation into Qualitative Human Oracle Costs",
  booktitle = "Psychology of Programming Interest Group Annual Workshop (PPIG 2011)",
  year      = "2011"
}