Applying Plan Recognition Algorithms To Program Understanding

@article{Quilici1996ApplyingPR,
  title={Applying Plan Recognition Algorithms To Program Understanding},
  author={Alex Quilici and Qiang Yang and Steven Woods},
  journal={Automated Software Engineering},
  year={1996},
  volume={5},
  pages={347-372}
}
Program understanding is often viewed as the task of extracting plans and design goals from program source. As such, it is natural to try to apply standard AI plan recognition techniques to the program understanding problem. Yet program understanding researchers have quietly, but consistently, avoided the use of these plan recognition algorithms. This paper shows that treating program understanding as plan recognition is too simplistic and that traditional AI search algorithms for plan… CONTINUE READING
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