Your Wish Is My Command - Programming By Example, edited by Henry Lieberman.
Just got my copy of this book about programming by demonstration. This is a sequel to Watch What I Do: Programming by Demonstration, edited by Allen Cypher.
Long time LtU reader are probably aware of my fascination with end user programming and PBD. Some of the chapters in this book look esp. interesting.
Chapter 11, Learning repetitive text-editing procedures with SMARTedit, made me think some. The detailed discussion of the version space algebra of possible (learned) programs is quite illuminating. The probabilistic approach to choosing learning outcomes, and using the expected utility measure are, of course, natural in the statistical learning community; their application to PBD is both natural and important. The authors even mention using their system for conveting one XML format to another. Alas, no details are provided.
In chapter 2, Ken Kahn describes ToonTalk.
Posted to Misc-Books by Ehud Lamm on 3/17/02; 1:46:49 PM