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Article: Estimating the number of faults: efficiency of removal, recapture, and seeding

TitleEstimating the number of faults: efficiency of removal, recapture, and seeding
Authors
KeywordsFault detection
Fault injection
Error seeding
Estimation efficiency
Mark-recapture experiment
Issue Date1999
PublisherIEEE.
Citation
IEEE Transactions on Reliability, 1999, v. 48 n. 4, p. 369-376 How to Cite?
AbstractVarious experimental designs for estimating the number of faults in a system are studied including: (1) removal of each fault as it is detected; (2) marking of each fault as it is detected; and (3) introduction of a known number of faults into the system followed by (1) or (2). A unified framework is developed for comparing these designs; it also produces simplified estimators having high efficiency relative to maximum likelihood estimators. The designs are compared in terms of: (1) statistical accuracy; and (2) the number of failures that need to occur to achieve a given accuracy. On the basis of these comparisons, some general recommendations are made on the level of seeding as well as the choice of removal or recapture designs. When the testing effort is sufficient so that roughly two thirds of the faults are detected, the removal-design is preferred over the recapture-design, and there are no gains from seeding. However, this conclusion depends on assigning unit cost to all fault detections, which might not always be reasonable.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/43501
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dc.contributor.authorLloyd, CJen_HK
dc.contributor.authorYip, PSFen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChan, KSen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2007-03-23T04:47:18Z-
dc.date.available2007-03-23T04:47:18Z-
dc.date.issued1999en_HK
dc.identifier.citationIEEE Transactions on Reliability, 1999, v. 48 n. 4, p. 369-376en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0018-9529en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/43501-
dc.description.abstractVarious experimental designs for estimating the number of faults in a system are studied including: (1) removal of each fault as it is detected; (2) marking of each fault as it is detected; and (3) introduction of a known number of faults into the system followed by (1) or (2). A unified framework is developed for comparing these designs; it also produces simplified estimators having high efficiency relative to maximum likelihood estimators. The designs are compared in terms of: (1) statistical accuracy; and (2) the number of failures that need to occur to achieve a given accuracy. On the basis of these comparisons, some general recommendations are made on the level of seeding as well as the choice of removal or recapture designs. When the testing effort is sufficient so that roughly two thirds of the faults are detected, the removal-design is preferred over the recapture-design, and there are no gains from seeding. However, this conclusion depends on assigning unit cost to all fault detections, which might not always be reasonable.en_HK
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dc.publisherIEEE.en_HK
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.rights©1999 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE.en_HK
dc.subjectFault detectionen_HK
dc.subjectFault injectionen_HK
dc.subjectError seedingen_HK
dc.subjectEstimation efficiencyen_HK
dc.subjectMark-recapture experimenten_HK
dc.titleEstimating the number of faults: efficiency of removal, recapture, and seedingen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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