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Automatic program generation has been investigated within the AI field for some time. The most successful approach thus far is the Programmer's Apprentice Project at MIT. The State Test Program Generator (STPG) utilizes some of the concepts from the PA Project to generate test software. The current implementation of STPG is targeted for generating test cases to test the knowledge bases for a hardware configurator (the IBM Solution Manager project). This methodology, however, is equally applicable to other target domains. To verify this approach, an additional generator for creating test cases for hardware designs is planned.