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Equivalence partitioning, Boundary Value Analysis, Category Partitioning) are based on the model that the input space of the test object may be divided into subsets based on the assumption that all points in the same subset result in a similar behavior from the test object.
Test case selection using equivalence partitioning allows the tester to subdivide the input domain to relatively smaller set of subdomains.
In early partition test methods like Equivalence Partitioning (EP) and Boundary Value Analysis (BVA), parameters of the test problem are identified.
Richardson and Clarke's [9] equivalence partitioning method is very similar to the revealing subdomain approach.
Equivalence partitioning depends crucially on a formal specification to allow the symbolic analysis that creates the specification domain.