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This document provides more detailed and more technical background information relating to this topic of the sixth call for proposals under the specific programme for standards, measurements and testing (SMT), 1994-1998. Test specifications which accompany ETSI telecommunications standards are mostly provided in Tree and Tabular Combined Notation (TTCN) in order to permit the testing of products and services based on the standards. This proposal intends to build a major contribution towards the improvement in the quality of the TTCN Abstract Test Suites (ATS) by providing efficient means to assess their quality. It is proposed that the project would work along two main axes:

- The definition of rules, metrics and thresholds for the TTCN notation;
- The automization of ATS quality assessment.

The final results would be a document concerning metrics specification related to the TTCN grammar and to quality objectives plus software providing a checker, portable UNIX/PC executables running on Machine Processable files and producing report files.

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Record Number: 502 / Last updated on: 1997-07-16
Category: SUPP