Oracle-Guided Component-Based Program Synthesis


Jha, S., Gulwani, S., Seshia, S. A., & Tiwari, A. (2010, May). Oracle-guided component-based program synthesis. In 2010 ACM/IEEE 32nd International Conference on Software Engineering (Vol. 1, pp. 215-224). IEEE.


We present a novel approach to automatic synthesis of loop-free programs. The approach is based on a combination of oracle-guided learning from examples, and constraint-based synthesis from components using satisfiability modulo theories (SMT) solvers. Our approach is suitable for many applications, including as an aid to program understanding tasks such as deobfuscating malware. We demonstrate the efficiency and effectiveness of our approach by synthesizing bit-manipulating programs and by deobfuscating programs.

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