The Remarkable Role of Similarity in Redundancy-based Program Repair

14 Nov 2018Zimin ChenMartin Monperrus

Recently, there have been original attempts to use the concept of "code similarity" in program repair, suggesting that similarity analysis has an important role in the repair process. However, there is no dedicated work to characterize and quantify the role of similarity in redundancy-based program repair, where the patch is composed from source code taken from somewhere else... (read more)

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