Entropy and software systems

Entropy and software systems: towards an information-theoretic foundation of software testing

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ABSTRACT We integrate information theory into software testing. In particular, we use entropy
in information theory to mea- sure the amount of uncertainty in a software system before it is fully
tested, and we show how the amount decreases when we test the system. Moreover, we