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An empirical evaluation of behavioral UML diagrams based on the comprehension of test case generation


Hashim, Nor Laily and Ibrahim, Haitham Raed and Md Rejab, Mawarny and Romli, Rohaida and Mohd, Haslina (2018) An empirical evaluation of behavioral UML diagrams based on the comprehension of test case generation. Advanced Science Letters, 24 (10). pp. 7257-7262. ISSN 1936-6612

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Abstract

UML activity and state chart diagrams are the most frequently UML models used for testing a system based on its specifications. Testers may choose different UML diagrams based on comprehensibility criteria. Previous studies, however, highlighted the lack of experts’ evaluation of comprehensibility of activity and state chart diagrams in test case generation. Thus, the main objective of this study is to evaluate the comprehensibility of the UML activity and state chart diagrams based on perspectives of experts. This study generated manual test cases from activity and state chart diagrams and used comprehensibility’s evaluation criteria during interviews with several software testing experts. The results of this study revealed that activity diagrams are more comprehensible than state chart diagrams in test case generation by considering comprehension variables (perceived difficulty and subjective confidence). The results of this study aim to unify the practical efforts of testers to choose MBT diagrams in generating test cases.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Activity Diagrams; Comprehensibility Evaluation Criterion; State Chart Diagrams; Test Case Generation
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: School of Computing
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2019 07:30
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2019 07:30
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/25671

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