Improving error notification comprehension through visual overlays in IDEs

@article{Barik2014ImprovingEN,
  title={Improving error notification comprehension through visual overlays in IDEs},
  author={Titus Barik},
  journal={2014 IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing (VL/HCC)},
  year={2014},
  pages={177-178}
}
Error notifications, as presented by modern integrated development environments, are cryptic and confusing to developers. My dissertation research will demonstrate that modifying production compilers to expose detailed semantics about compilation errors is feasible, and that these semantics can be leveraged through diagrammatic representations using visual overlays on the source code to significantly improve compiler error notification comprehension.