Selection of Best Test Cases using Support Vector Machine for ARPT
K. Devika Rani Dhivya1, V. S. Meenakshi2

1K. Devika Rani Dhivya,*, Research Scholar, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India.
2Dr. V. S. Meenakshi, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, Chikkanna Government Arts College, Tirupur, Tamilnadu, India.

Manuscript received on 02 August 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 06 August 2019. | Manuscript published on 30 September 2019. | PP: 4265-4271 | Volume-8 Issue-3 September 2019 | Retrieval Number: C5166098319/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.C5166.098319
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Abstract: Software testing is an essential activity in software industries for quality assurance; subsequently, it can be effectively removing defects before software deployment. Mostly good software testing strategy is to accomplish the fundamental testing objective while solving the trade-offs between effectiveness and efficiency testing issues. Adaptive and Random Partition software Testing (ARPT) approach was a combination of Adaptive Testing (AT) and Random Partition Approach (RPT) used to test software effectively. It has two variants they are ARPT-1 and ARPT-2. In ARPT-1, AT was used to select a certain number of test cases and then RPT was used to select a number of test cases before returning to AT. In ARPT-2, AT was used to select the first m test cases and then switch to RPT for the remaining tests. The computational complexity for random partitioning in ARPT was solved by cluster the test cases using a different clustering algorithm. The parameters of ARPT-1 and ARPT-2 needs to be estimated for different software, it leads to high computation overhead and time consumption. It was solved by Improvised BAT optimization algorithms and this approach is named as Optimized ARPT1 (OARPT1) and OARPT2. By using all test cases in OARPT will leads to high time consumption and computational overhead. In order to avoid this problem, OARPT1 with Support Vector Machine (OARPT1-SVM) and OARPT2-SVM are introduced in this paper. The SVM is used for selection of best test cases for OARPT-1 and OARPT-2 testing strategy. The SVM constructs hyper plane in a multi-dimensional space which is used to separate test cases which have high code and branch coverage and test cases which have low code and branch coverage. Thus, the SVM selects the best test cases for OARPT-1 and OARPT-2. The selected test cases are used in OARPT-1 and OARPT-2 to test software. In the experiment, three different software is used to prove the effectiveness of proposed OARPT1-SVM and OARPT2-SVM testing strategies in terms of time consumption, defect detection efficiency, branch coverage and code coverage.
Keywords: Adaptive and Random Partitioning Testing, Adaptive Testing, Random Partitioning Testing, Software Testing, Support Vector Machine.

Scope of the Article:
Machine Design