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Using concepts of content-based image retrieval to implement graphical testing oracles

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Delamaro, Marcio Eduardo [1] ; dos Santos Nunes, Fatima de Lourdes [2, 3] ; Paes de Oliveira, Rafael Alves [1]
Total Authors: 3
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, ICMC, BR-05508 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, EACH, BR-05508 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[3] Univ Sao Paulo, Escola Politecn, Interact Technol Lab, BR-05508 Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: SOFTWARE TESTING VERIFICATION & RELIABILITY; v. 23, n. 3, p. 171-198, MAY 2013.
Web of Science Citations: 10

Automation of testing is an essential requirement to render it viable for software development. Although there are several testing techniques and criteria in many different domains, developing methods to test programs with complex outputs remains an unsolved challenge. This setting includes programs with graphical output, which produce images or interface windows. One possible approach towards automating the testing activity is the use of automatic oracles in which a reference image, taken as correct, can be used to establish a correctness measure in the tested program execution. A method that uses concepts of content-based image retrieval to facilitate oracle automation in the domain of programs with graphics output is presented. Two case studies, one using a computer-aided diagnostic system and one using a Web application, are presented, including some reflections and discussions that demonstrate the feasibility of the proposed approach. Copyright (c) 2011 John Wiley \& Sons, Ltd. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 08/07605-7 - Support to the automation of testing oracles for programs with graphical output
Grantee:Rafael Alves Paes de Oliveira
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Master