Oleksandr Polozov

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Programming by Examples (PBE) has the potential to revolutionize end-user programming by enabling end users, most of whom are non-programmers, to create small scripts for automating repetitive tasks. However, examples, though often easy to provide, are an ambiguous specification of the user's intent. Because of that, a key impedance in adoption of PBE(More)
We show how to programmatically model processes that humans use when extracting answers to queries (e.g., "Who invented typewriter?", "List of Washington national parks") from semi-structured Web pages returned by a search engine. This modeling enables various applications including automating repetitive search tasks, and helping search engine developers(More)
Word problems are an established technique for teaching mathematical modeling skills in K-12 education. However, many students find word problems unconnected to their lives, artificial, and uninteresting. Most students find them much more difficult than the corresponding symbolic representations. To account for this phenomenon, an ideal pedagogy might(More)
—Integrated Development Environments (IDEs), such as Visual Studio, automate common transformations, such as Rename and Extract Method refactorings. However, extending these catalogs of transformations is complex and time-consuming. A similar phenomenon appears in intelligent tutoring systems where instructors have to write cumbersome code transformations(More)
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