Professor Siyuan Jiang gave a search seminar in CIS

10/19/2018

Dr. Siyuan Jiang, Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Eastern Michigan University, visited CIS and gave a research seminar on applying deep learning and NLP methodologies in software engineering.

Dr. Siyuan Jiang, Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Eastern Michigan University, visited CIS and gave a research seminar on applying deep learning and NLP methodologies in software engineering. This was the first talk in the ISE-Fall 2018 seminar series of the Intelligent Software Engineering (ISE) Lab in CIS.

In Software Engineering research, program comprehension problems are about improving the ways that programmers understand software projects. With the growing open source community that has millions of software projects accessible online, in this talk, Dr. Jiang discussed ways how deep learning and natural language processing (NLP) methodologies can leverage the massive data in the open source community to build tools for summarizing software artifacts. Specifically, Dr. Jiang explored how we can create text summaries for software artifacts using Neural Machine Translation (NMT). NMT is a type of neural network that is designed for natural language translation. Dr. Jiang gave examples of using NMT to translate different types of text, such as diff files, to English descriptions.

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