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Machine Learning for Software Engineering: Models, Methods, and Applications

Meinke, Karl and Bennaceur, Amel (2018). Machine Learning for Software Engineering: Models, Methods, and Applications. In: 40th International Conference on Software Engineering: Technical Briefings (Part of ICSE 2018), 27 May - 03 Jun 2018, Gothenburg, Sweden.

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Abstract

Machine Learning (ML) is the discipline that studies methods for automatically inferring models from data. Machine learning has been successfully applied in many areas of software engineering ranging from behaviour extraction, to testing, to bug fixing. Many more applications are yet be defined. However, a better understanding of ML methods, their assumptions and guarantees would help software engineers adopt and identify the appropriate methods for their desired applications. We argue that this choice can be guided by the models one seeks to infer. In this technical briefing, we review and reflect on the applications of ML for software engineering organised according to the models they produce and the methods they use. We introduce the principles of ML, give an overview of some key methods, and present examples of areas of software engineering benefiting from ML. We also discuss the open challenges for reaching the full potential of ML for software engineering and how ML can benefit from software engineering methods.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Adaptive Security And Privacy (XC-11-004-BN)291652EC (European Commission): FP (inc.Horizon2020 & ERC schemes)
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Computing and Communications
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: Software Engineering and Design (SEAD)
Item ID: 53397
Depositing User: Amel Bennaceur
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2018 11:08
Last Modified: 02 May 2018 14:38
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/53397
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