Minimizing user effort in transforming data by example

Bo Wu, Pedro Szekely, Craig A. Knoblock
2014 Proceedings of the 19th international conference on Intelligent User Interfaces - IUI '14  
Programming by example enables users to transform data formats without coding. To be practical, the method must synthesize the correct transformation with minimal user input. We present a method that minimizes user effort by colorcoding the transformation result and recommending specific records where the user should provide examples. Simulation results and a user study show that our method significantly reduces user effort and increases the success rate for synthesizing correct transformation programs by example.
doi:10.1145/2557500.2557523 dblp:conf/iui/WuSK14 fatcat:m45at4melnh4fietefcofo4jqy