[Seminar] Combining the Top-down Propagation and Bottom-up Enumeration for Inductive Program Synthesis

Friday, October 30th 2020, 10:00am - Friday, October 30th 2020, 11:00am
302동 309-1호

호스트: 이광근 교수 (x1857)


We present an effective method for scalable and general-purpose inductive program synthesis. There have been two main approaches for inductive synthesis: enumerative search, which repeatedly enumerates possible candidate programs, and the top-down propagation (TDP), which recursively decomposes a given large synthesis problem into smaller subproblems. Enumerative search is generally applicable but limited in scalability, and the TDP is efficient but only works for special grammars or applications. In this paper, we synergistically combine the two approaches. We generate small program subexpressions via enumerative search and put them together into the desired program by using the TDP. Enumerative search enables to bring the power of TDP into arbitrary grammars, and the TDP helps to overcome the limited scalability of enumerative search. We apply our approach to a standard formulation, syntax-guided synthesis (SyGuS), thereby supporting a broad class of inductive synthesis problems. We have implemented our approach in a tool called Duet and evaluate it on SyGuS benchmark problems from various domains. We show that Duet achieves significant performance gains over existing general-purpose as well as domain-specific synthesizers.

Speaker Bio

Woosuk Lee is an assistant professor of the college of computing at Hanyang University. He received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Seoul National University in 2016. He was a postdoctoral researcher at Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of Pennsylvania from 2016-2017 and 2017-2018, respectively. His homepage is http://psl.hanyang.ac.kr

문의: 프로그래밍 연구실(x1865)