Oral Candidacy - Will McBurney
|Start:||6/8/2015 at 9:00AM|
|End:||6/8/2015 at 12:00PM|
|Location:||257G Fitzpatrick Hall|
June 8, 2015 257G Fitzpatrick Hall 9:00 am
Dr. Colin McMillan
Dr. David Chiang Dr. Aaron Striegel Dr. Douglas Thain
"Understanding Automatic Source Code Summarization"
Programmers rely on software documentation. Software documentation tells a programmer how to use a system, and how the system functions. However, software documentation is time-consuming to write and often becomes incomplete or outdated. To address the limitations and costs of software documentation, researchers have begun producing automatic source code summarization approaches. In my proposal, I discuss my ongoing and future work towards understanding and improving automatic source code summarization. My research has contributed to a better understanding of how software developers document source code, as well as how developers read code and documentation.