Synthesizing Program Input Grammars [article]

Osbert Bastani, Rahul Sharma, Alex Aiken, Percy Liang
2017 arXiv   pre-print
We present an algorithm for synthesizing a context-free grammar encoding the language of valid program inputs from a set of input examples and blackbox access to the program. Our algorithm addresses shortcomings of existing grammar inference algorithms, which both severely overgeneralize and are prohibitively slow. Our implementation, GLADE, leverages the grammar synthesized by our algorithm to fuzz test programs with structured inputs. We show that GLADE substantially increases the incremental
more » ... coverage on valid inputs compared to two baseline fuzzers.
arXiv:1608.01723v2 fatcat:boqqbfxqgjff3du3k3sj2xj6zu