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The evaluation of program-based software test data adequacy criteria

In earlier work, a preliminary set of axioms for software test data adequacy was introduced in order to formalize properties which should be satisfied by any good program-based adequacy criterion. Here, we extend this work by augmenting the set with additional axioms which substantially strengthen the set. In doing so, we rule out several types of unsuitable notions of adequacy.

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