Mining specifications

@inproceedings{Ammons2002MiningS,
  title={Mining specifications},
  author={Glenn Ammons and Rastislav Bod{\'i}k and James R. Larus},
  booktitle={POPL},
  year={2002}
}
Program verification is a promising approach to improving program quality, because it can search all possible program executions for specific errors. However, the need to formally describe correct behavior or errors is a major barrier to the widespread adoption of program verification, since programmers historically have been reluctant to write formal specifications. Automating the process of formulating specifications would remove a barrier to program verification and enhance its practicality… CONTINUE READING
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