An algorithm search engine for software developers

Sumit Bhatia, Suppawong Tuarob, Prasenjit Mitra, C. Lee Giles

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Abstract

Efficient algorithms are extremely important and can be crucial for certain software projects. Even though many source code search engines have been proposed in the literature to help software developers find source code related to their needs, to our knowledge there has been no effort to develop systems that keep abreast of the latest algorithmic developments. In this paper, we describe our initial effort towards developing such an algorithm search engine. The proposed system extracts and indexes algorithms discussed in academic literature and their associated metadata. Users can search the index through a free text query interface. The source code of proposed system, being developed as a part of a larger open source toolkit, SeerSuite, will be released in due course. We also provide directions for further research and improvements of the current system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - International Conference on Software Engineering
Pages13-16
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event3rd International Workshop on Search-Driven Development: Users, Infrastructure, Tools, and Evaluation, SUITE 2011, Co-located with ICSE 2011 - Waikiki, Honolulu, HI
Duration: 28 May 201128 May 2011

Other

Other3rd International Workshop on Search-Driven Development: Users, Infrastructure, Tools, and Evaluation, SUITE 2011, Co-located with ICSE 2011
CityWaikiki, Honolulu, HI
Period28/5/1128/5/11

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Keywords

  • algorithm search
  • pseudo-code search

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software

Cite this

Bhatia, S., Tuarob, S., Mitra, P., & Giles, C. L. (2011). An algorithm search engine for software developers. In Proceedings - International Conference on Software Engineering (pp. 13-16) https://doi.org/10.1145/1985429.1985433