@Article{ brucker.ea:verifying:2008,
abstract = {HOL-TestGen is a specification and test case generation environment extending the interactive theorem
prover Isabelle/HOL. The HOL-TestGen method is two-staged: first, the original formula, called
\emph{test specification}, is partitioned into \emph{test cases} by transformation into a normal form
called \emph{test theorem}. Second, the test cases are analyzed for ground instances (the \emph{test
data}) satisfying the constraints of the test cases. Particular emphasis is put on the control of
explicit test hypotheses which can be proven over concrete programs.
As such, explicit test hypotheses establish a logical link between validation by test and by proof.
Since HOL-TestGen generates explicit test hypotheses and makes them amenable to formal proof, the
system is in a unique position to explore the relations between them at an example.},
keywords = {symbolic test case generations, black box testing, theorem proving, formal verification,
Isabelle/HOL},
location = {Budapest, Hungary},
author = {Achim D. Brucker and Lukas Br{\"u}gger and Burkhart Wolff},
journal = {Electronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science},
volume = {220},
number = {1},
issn = {1571-0661},
note = {Proceedings of the Fourth Workshop on Model Based Testing (MBT 2008)},
publisher = {Elsevier Science Publishers},
address = {Amsterdam},
language = {USenglish},
editor = {Bernd Finkbeiner and Yuri Gurevich and Alexander K. Petrenko},
title = {Verifying Test-Hypotheses: An Experiment in Test and Proof},
categories = {holtestgen},
pages = {15--27},
classification= {workshop},
areas = {formal methods, software},
year = {2008},
pdf = {https://www.brucker.ch/bibliography/download/2008/brucker.ea-verifying-2008.pdf},
public = {yes},
doi = {10.1016/j.entcs.2008.11.003},
url = {https://www.brucker.ch/bibliography/abstract/brucker.ea-verifying-2008}
}