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dc.contributor.authorMcCormick II, Donald W.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:36:06Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:36:06Z
dc.date.issued2010-04-28en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-05102010-182118en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/32526
dc.description.abstractTest suites for database applications depend on adequate test data and real-world test faults for success. An automated tool is available that quantifies test data coverage for database queries written in SQL. An automated tool is also available that mimics real-world faults by mutating SQL, however tests have revealed that these simulated faults do not completely represent real-world faults. This paper demonstrates how half of the mutation operators used by the SQL mutation tool in real-world test suites generated significantly lower detection scores than those from research test suites. Three revised mutation operators are introduced that improve detection scores and contribute toward re-defining a sufficient set of mutation operators for SQL. Finally, a procedure is presented that reduces the test burden by automatically comparing SQL mutants with their original queries.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartMcCormick_DW_T_2010.pdfen_US
dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectDatabase Testingen_US
dc.subjectTest Adequacy Criteriaen_US
dc.subjectMutation Testingen_US
dc.subjectSQL Testingen_US
dc.titleTowards A Sufficient Set of Mutation Operators for Structured Query Language (SQL)en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentComputer Scienceen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineComputer Scienceen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairFrakes, William B.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberKulczycki, Gregory W.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberLu, Chang-Tienen_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-05102010-182118/en_US
dc.date.sdate2010-05-10en_US
dc.date.rdate2010-05-25
dc.date.adate2010-05-25en_US


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