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ISRN Software Engineering
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 324054, 22 pages
Synthesis of Test Scenarios Using UML Sequence Diagrams
1Department of CSE, Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal 576104, India
2School of Information Technology, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur 721302, India
Received 20 December 2011; Accepted 8 February 2012
Academic Editors: S. D. Kim and H. Okamura
Copyright © 2012 Ashalatha Nayak and Debasis Samanta. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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