SPLASH 2020
Sun 15 - Sat 21 November 2020 Online Conference
Wed 18 Nov 2020 03:40 - 04:00 at SPLASH-III - T-5-Onward Chair(s): Stephen Kell
Tue 17 Nov 2020 15:40 - 16:00 at SPLASH-III - T-5-Onward Chair(s): Stephen Kell

An analogy is an identification of structural similarities and correspondences between two objects. Computational models of analogy making have been studied extensively in the field of cognitive science to better understand high-level human cognition. For instance, Melanie Mitchell and Douglas Hofstadter sought to better understand high-level perception by developing the Copycat algorithm for completing analogies between letter sequences. In this paper, we argue that analogy making should be seen as a core primitive in software engineering. We motivate this argument by showing how complex software engineering problems such as program understanding and source-code transformation learning can be reduced to an instance of the analogy-making problem. We demonstrate this idea using Sifter, a new analogy-making algorithm suitable for software engineering applications that adapts and extends ideas from Copycat. In particular, Sifter reduces analogy-making to searching for a sequence of update rule applications. Sifter uses a novel representation for mathematical structures capable of effectively representing the wide variety of information embedded in software. We conclude by listing major areas of future work for Sifter and analogy-making in software engineering.

Tue 17 Nov
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15:00 - 16:00: T-5-OnwardOnward! Essays / Onward! Papers at SPLASH-III +12h
Chair(s): Stephen KellUniversity of Kent
15:00 - 15:20
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Onward! Essays
Stefan K. MullerCarnegie Mellon University, Hannah RinglerCarnegie Mellon University, USA
15:20 - 15:40
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Onward! Essays
Paolo CiancariniUniversity of Bologna / Innopolis University, Sergey MasyaginInnopolis University, Russia, Giancarlo SucciInnopolis University
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15:40 - 16:00
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Onward! Papers
Matthew SotoudehUniversity of California, Davis, Aditya V. ThakurUniversity of California, Davis
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Wed 18 Nov
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03:00 - 04:00: T-5-OnwardOnward! Essays / Onward! Papers at SPLASH-III
Chair(s): Stephen KellUniversity of Kent
03:00 - 03:20
Talk
Onward! Essays
Stefan K. MullerCarnegie Mellon University, Hannah RinglerCarnegie Mellon University, USA
03:20 - 03:40
Talk
Onward! Essays
Paolo CiancariniUniversity of Bologna / Innopolis University, Sergey MasyaginInnopolis University, Russia, Giancarlo SucciInnopolis University
Link to publication DOI
03:40 - 04:00
Talk
Onward! Papers
Matthew SotoudehUniversity of California, Davis, Aditya V. ThakurUniversity of California, Davis
Link to publication Pre-print Media Attached