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MTKeras: An Automated Metamorphic Testing Platform

Journal Article


Abstract


  • This paper presents an automated, domain-independent, metamorphic testing platform called MTKeras. In this paper, we report on an investigation demonstrating the effectiveness and usability of MTKeras through five case studies in the four domains of image classification, sentiment analysis, search engines and database management systems. We also report on the effectiveness of combining metamorphic relation (input) patterns in individual metamorphic relations, enhancing the failure-finding abilities of the individual relations. The results of our experiments support combining patterns, and the use of MTKeras. The research reported in this paper shows the applicability of metamorphic relation patterns, and introduces a practical tool for the research community.

Publication Date


  • 2021

Citation


  • Liu, Y., Zhou, Z. Q., Chen, T. Y., Liu, Y., & Towey, D. (2021). MTKeras: An Automated Metamorphic Testing Platform. International Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering, 31(9), 1235-1249. doi:10.1142/S021819402150039X

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85116694565

Start Page


  • 1235

End Page


  • 1249

Volume


  • 31

Issue


  • 9

Place Of Publication


Abstract


  • This paper presents an automated, domain-independent, metamorphic testing platform called MTKeras. In this paper, we report on an investigation demonstrating the effectiveness and usability of MTKeras through five case studies in the four domains of image classification, sentiment analysis, search engines and database management systems. We also report on the effectiveness of combining metamorphic relation (input) patterns in individual metamorphic relations, enhancing the failure-finding abilities of the individual relations. The results of our experiments support combining patterns, and the use of MTKeras. The research reported in this paper shows the applicability of metamorphic relation patterns, and introduces a practical tool for the research community.

Publication Date


  • 2021

Citation


  • Liu, Y., Zhou, Z. Q., Chen, T. Y., Liu, Y., & Towey, D. (2021). MTKeras: An Automated Metamorphic Testing Platform. International Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering, 31(9), 1235-1249. doi:10.1142/S021819402150039X

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85116694565

Start Page


  • 1235

End Page


  • 1249

Volume


  • 31

Issue


  • 9

Place Of Publication