NEXTA 2020
Sat 24 Oct 2020 Porto, Portugal
co-located with ICST 2020
Sat 24 Oct 2020 11:25 - 11:50 at D. Luis - Improving Session

Regression testing is a necessary activity in continuous integration (CI) since it provides confidence that modified parts of the system are correct at each integration cycle. CI provides large volumes of data which can be used to support regression testing activities. By using machine learning, patterns about faulty changes in the modified program can be induced, allowing test orchestrators to make inferences about test cases that need to be executed at each CI cycle. However, one challenge in using learning models lies in finding a suitable way for characterizing source code changes and preserving important information. In this paper, we empirically evaluate the effect of three feature extraction algorithms on the performance of an existing ML-based selective regression testing technique. We designed and performed an experiment to empirically investigate the effect of Bag of Words (BoW), Word Embeddings (WE), and content-based feature extraction (CBF). We used stratified cross validation on the space of features generated by the three FE techniques and evaluated the performance of three machine learning models using the precision and recall metrics. The results from this experiment showed a significant difference between the models’ precision and recall scores, suggesting that the BoW-fed model outperforms the other two models with respect to precision, whereas a CBF-fed model outperforms the rest with respect to recall.

This program is tentative and subject to change.

Sat 24 Oct
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11:00 - 12:30: NEXTA 2020 - Improving Session at D. Luis
nexta-2020-papers11:00 - 11:25
Yuqing WangUniversity of Oulu, Maaret PyhäjärviF-Secure, Mika MäntyläUniversity of Oulu
nexta-2020-papers11:25 - 11:50
Khaled Al-SabbaghUniversity of Gothenburg, Miroslaw StaronUniversity of Gothenburg, Regina HebigChalmers | Gothenburg University, Miroslaw OchodekPoznan University of Technology, Wilhelm MedingEricsson
nexta-2020-papers11:50 - 12:05
Nils WildResearch Group Software Construction RWTH Aachen University, Horst LichterRWTH Aachen University, Peter KehrenResearch Group Software Construction RWTH Aachen University
nexta-2020-papers12:05 - 12:30
Sigrid EldhEricsson