Using a SAT solver to generate checking sequences
Jourdan, Guy-Vincent and Ural, Hasan and Yenigün, Hüsnü and Zhu, Dong (2009) Using a SAT solver to generate checking sequences. In: 24th International Symposium on Computer and Information Sciences, 2009 (ISCIS 2009), Güzelyurt, Kuzey Kıbrıs
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ISCIS.2009.5291883
Methods for software testing based on Finite State Machines (FSMs) have been researched since the early 60’s. Many of these methods are about generating a checking sequence from a given FSM which is an input sequence that determines whether an implementation of the FSM is faulty or correct. In this paper, we consider one of these methods, which constructs a checking sequence by reducing the problem of generating a checking sequence to finding a Chinese rural postman tour on a graph induced by the FSM; we re-formulate the constraints used in this method as a set of Boolean formulas; and use a SAT solver to generate a checking sequence of minimal length.
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