Lynn Pierce

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A new method, called behavior sampling, is proposed for automated retrieval of reusable components from software libraries. Unlike other retrieval met hods, behavior sampling exploits the property that distinguishes software from other forms of text — its executability. Basic behavior-sampling identifies relevant routines by executing library routines on a(More)
A new method, called <italic>behavior sampling</italic>, is proposed for automated retrieval of reusable components from software libraries. Behavior sampling exploits the property of software that distinguished it from other forms of test: executability. Basic behavior sampling identifies relevant routines by executing candidates on a searcher-supplied(More)
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