Discriminative pattern mining in software fault detection
Di Fatta, G., Leue, S. and Stegantova, E. (2006) Discriminative pattern mining in software fault detection. In: 3rd International Workshop on Software Quality Assurance (SOQUA), 14th ACM Symposium on Foundations of Software Engineering, 06 Nov 1996, Portland, Oregon, USA, pp. 62-69.
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We present a method to enhance fault localization for software systems based on a frequent pattern mining algorithm. Our method is based on a large set of test cases for a given set of programs in which faults can be detected. The test executions are recorded as function call trees. Based on test oracles the tests can be classified into successful and failing tests. A frequent pattern mining algorithm is used to identify frequent subtrees in successful and failing test executions. This information is used to rank functions according to their likelihood of containing a fault. The ranking suggests an order in which to examine the functions during fault analysis. We validate our approach experimentally using a subset of Siemens benchmark programs.
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