Clemson University

School of Computing Seminar with Siyuan Jiang, University of Notre Dame

"Better Program Comprehension via Neural Machine Translation" presented by Siyuan Jiang, University of Notre Dame



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, this talk will discuss 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, this talk will explore 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. This talk will give examples of using NMT to translate different types of text, such as diff files, to English descriptions.


Siyuan Jiang is a Ph.D. candidate in Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Notre Dame. Her research area is software engineering. Specifically, her recent work focuses on program comprehension for software maintenance tasks. Her research interests include empirical studies, program analysis, applied machine learning and text mining in software engineering.

Wednesday, January 17 at 12:20pm to 1:20pm

McAdams Hall, ***114***
821 McMillan Rd., Clemson, SC 29634, USA

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Lectures / Seminars / Speakers, Seminars


College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences, School of Computing, Research Seminars

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Students, Faculty


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