DeepMutation: Mutation Testing of Deep Learning Systems

Lei Ma, Fuyuan Zhang, Jiyuan Sun, Minhui Xue, Bo Li, Felix Juefei-Xu, Chao Xie, Li Li, Yang Liu, Jianjun Zhao, Yadong Wang

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183 被引用数 (Scopus)


Deep learning (DL) defines a new data-driven programming paradigm where the internal system logic is largely shaped by the training data. The standard way of evaluating DL models is to examine their performance on a test dataset. The quality of the test dataset is of great importance to gain confidence of the trained models. Using an inadequate test dataset, DL models that have achieved high test accuracy may still lack generality and robustness. In traditional software testing, mutation testing is a well-established technique for quality evaluation of test suites, which analyzes to what extent a test suite detects the injected faults. However, due to the fundamental difference between traditional software and deep learning-based software, traditional mutation testing techniques cannot be directly applied to DL systems. In this paper, we propose a mutation testing framework specialized for DL systems to measure the quality of test data. To do this, by sharing the same spirit of mutation testing in traditional software, we first define a set of source-level mutation operators to inject faults to the source of DL (i.e., training data and training programs). Then we design a set of model-level mutation operators that directly inject faults into DL models without a training process. Eventually, the quality of test data could be evaluated from the analysis on to what extent the injected faults could be detected. The usefulness of the proposed mutation testing techniques is demonstrated on two public datasets, namely MNIST and CIFAR-10, with three DL models.

ホスト出版物のタイトルProceedings - 29th IEEE International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering, ISSRE 2018
編集者Sudipto Ghosh, Bojan Cukic, Robin Poston, Roberto Natella, Nuno Laranjeiro
出版社IEEE Computer Society
出版ステータス出版済み - 11月 16 2018
イベント29th IEEE International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering, ISSRE 2018 - Memphis, 米国
継続期間: 10月 15 201810月 18 2018


名前Proceedings - International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering, ISSRE


その他29th IEEE International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering, ISSRE 2018

!!!All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • ソフトウェア
  • 安全性、リスク、信頼性、品質管理


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