Arcadia Papers: ABSTRACT
"Static and Dynamic Specification Slicing,"
by Juei Chang and Debra J. Richardsoni in
Proceedings of the Fourth Irvine Symposium on Software,
pages 25-37, April 1994.
A specification slice is a projection of a formal specification, which
is simpler and potentially more comprehensible than the original
specification. A static specification slice contains specifications
that might restrict the value of a variable. A dynamic specification
slice consists of specifications that actually affect the value of a
variable along the sequence of operations performed. Dynamic specification
slicing is a more powerful technique than static specification slicing,
because dynamic slices are smaller than corresponding static slices.
We discuss how dynamic specification slicing can be used in validating
and debugging the specification and in creating test oracles for testing
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