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ASE 2019
Sun 10 - Fri 15 November 2019 San Diego, California, United States
Thu 14 Nov 2019 14:40 - 15:00 at Cortez 2&3 - Mining and Bug Detection Chair(s): Chanchal K. Roy

Software systems are often released without formal specifications. To deal with the problem of lack of and outdated specifications, rule-based specification mining approaches have been proposed. These approaches analyze execution traces of a system to infer the rules that characterize the protocols, typically of a library, that its clients must obey. Rule-based specification mining approaches work by exploring the search space of all possible rules and use interestingness measures to differentiate specifications from false positives. Previous rule-based specification mining approaches often rely on one or two interestingness measures, while the potential benefit of combining multiple available interestingness measures is not yet investigated. In this work, we propose a learning to rank based approach that automatically learns a good combination of 38 interestingness measures. Our experiments show that the learning to rank based approach outperforms the best performing approach leveraging single interestingness measure by up to 66%.

Thu 14 Nov
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13:40 - 15:20: Mining and Bug DetectionPapers / Demonstrations / Journal First Presentations at Cortez 2&3
Chair(s): Chanchal K. RoyUniversity of Saskatchewan
13:40 - 14:00
Talk
Automatically 'Verifying' Complex Systems through Learning, Abstraction and Refinement
Journal First Presentations
Jingyi WangNational University of Singapore, Singapore, Jun SunSingapore Management University, Singapore, Shengchao QinUniversity of Teesside, Cyrille JegourelISTD, Singapore University of Technology and Design
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14:00 - 14:20
Talk
Interactive semi-automated specification mining for debugging: An experience report
Journal First Presentations
Mohammad Jafar MashhadiUniversity of Calgary, Taha R. SiddiquiInfoMagnetics Technologies Corp, Hadi HemmatiUniversity of Calgary, Howard W. LoewenDepartment of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Calgary
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14:20 - 14:40
Talk
Improving reusability of software libraries through usage pattern mining
Journal First Presentations
Mohamed Aymen SaiedConcordia University, Ali OuniETS Montreal, University of Quebec, Houari SahraouiUniversité de Montréal, Raula Gaikovina KulaNAIST, Katsuro InoueOsaka University, David LoSingapore Management University
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14:40 - 15:00
Talk
Rule-based specification mining leveraging learning to rank
Journal First Presentations
Zherui CaoZhejiang University, Yuan TianQueens University, Kingston, Canada, Tien-Duy B. LeSchool of Information Systems, Singapore Management University, David LoSingapore Management University
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15:00 - 15:10
Demonstration
TsmartGP: A Tool for Finding Memory Defects with Pointer Analysis
Demonstrations
Yuexing WangTsinghua University, Guang ChenTsinghua University, Min ZhouTsinghua University, Ming GuTsinghua University, Jiaguang SunTsinghua University
15:10 - 15:20
Demonstration
Ares: Inferring Error Specifications through Static Analysis
Demonstrations
Li ChiTsinghua University, Zuxing GuSchool of Software, Tsinghua University, Min ZhouTsinghua University, Ming GuTsinghua University, Hongyu ZhangThe University of Newcastle