Jigsaw fixes bugs in machine-written software


Jigsaw fixes bugs in machine-written software

Jigsaw fixes bugs in machine-written software – Microsoft Research

“Large pre-trained language models such as GPT-3, Codex, and others can be tuned to generate code from natural language specifications of programmer intent. Such automated models have the potential to improve productivity for every programmer in the world. But since the models can struggle to understand program semantics, the quality of the resulting code can’t be guaranteed.

In our research paper, Jigsaw: Large Language Models meet Program Synthesis, which has been accepted at the International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2022), we introduce a new tool that can improve the performance of these large language models. Jigsaw deploys post-processing techniques that understand the programs’ syntax and semantics and then leverages user feedback to improve future performance. Jigsaw is designed to synthesize code for Python Pandas API using multi-modal inputs.

Our experience suggests that as these large language models evolve for synthesizing code from intent, Jigsaw can play an important role in improving the accuracy of the systems…”


Source: www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/blog/jigsaw-fixes-bugs-in-machine-written-software/

April 9, 2022
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