On Improving Deep Learning Trace Analysis with System Call Arguments

@article{Fournier2021OnID,
  title={On Improving Deep Learning Trace Analysis with System Call Arguments},
  author={Quentin Fournier and Daniel Aloise and Seyed Vahid Azhari and Franccois Tetreault},
  journal={2021 IEEE/ACM 18th International Conference on Mining Software Repositories (MSR)},
  year={2021},
  pages={120-130}
}
Kernel traces are sequences of low-level events comprising a name and multiple arguments, including a timestamp, a process id, and a return value, depending on the event. Their analysis helps uncover intrusions, identify bugs, and find latency causes. However, their effectiveness is hindered by omitting the event arguments. To remedy this limitation, we introduce a general approach to learning a representation of the event names along with their arguments using both embedding and encoding. The… 
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