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PLDI 2020
Mon 15 - Fri 19 June 2020
Wed 17 Jun 2020 08:20 - 08:40 at PLDI Research Papers live stream - Synthesis I Chair(s): James Bornholt

We introduce Analytic Program Repair, a data-driven
strategy for providing feedback for type-errors via
repairs for the erroneous program.
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Our strategy is based on
insight that similar errors have similar repairs.
Thus, we show how to use a training dataset of
pairs of ill-typed programs and their fixed versions to:
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(1)~\emph{learn} a collection of candidate repair templates
by abstracting and partitioning the edits made in the
training set into a representative set of templates;
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(2)~\emph{predict} the appropriate template from a given error,
by training multi-class classifiers on the repair templates
used in the training set;
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(3)~\emph{synthesize} a concrete repair from the template
by enumerating and ranking correct (e.g. well-typed)
terms matching the predicted template.
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We have implemented our approach in \textsc{Rite}: a type error reporting
tool for OCaml programs. We present an evaluation of the
\emph{accuracy} and \emph{efficiency} of \textsc{Rite} on a corpus
of 4,500 ill-typed Ocaml programs drawn from two instances of an
introductory programming course, and a user-study of the \emph{quality}
of the generated error messages that shows the locations and
final repair quality to be better than the state-of-the-art tool
in a statistically-significant manner.

Wed 17 Jun
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pldi-2020-papers
08:00 - 09:00: PLDI Research Papers - Synthesis I at PLDI Research Papers live stream
Chair(s): James BornholtUniversity of Texas at Austin

YouTube lightning session video

pldi-2020-papers08:00 - 08:20
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Anders MiltnerPrinceton University, USA, Saswat PadhiUniversity of California at Los Angeles, USA, Todd MillsteinUniversity of California at Los Angeles, USA, David WalkerPrinceton University, USA
pldi-2020-papers08:20 - 08:40
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Georgios SakkasUniversity of California at San Diego, USA, Madeline EndresUniversity of Michigan, USA, Benjamin CosmanUniversity of California at San Diego, USA, Westley WeimerUniversity of Michigan, USA, Ranjit JhalaUniversity of California at San Diego, USA
pldi-2020-papers08:40 - 09:00
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Chandrakana NandiUniversity of Washington, USA, Max WillseyUniversity of Washington, USA, Adam AndersonUniversity of Washington, USA, James R. WilcoxCertora, USA, Eva DarulovaMPI-SWS, Germany, Dan GrossmanUniversity of Washington, USA, Zachary TatlockUniversity of Washington, USA