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March 2016


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A Differential Approach to Undefined Behavior Detection

A Differential Approach to Undefined Behavior Detection

This paper studies undefined behavior arising in systems programming languages such as C/C++. We introduce a new static checker called STACK that precisely identifies undefined behavior bugs.


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Technical Perspective: STACKing Up Undefined Behaviors

In "A Differential Approach to Undefined Behavior Detection," Wang et al. hypothesize that any time a compiler is able to delete code by using reasoning based on undefined behavior, the program being compiled probably contains…


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Learning to Name Objects

Learning to Name Objects

This paper looks at the problem of predicting category labels that mimic how human observers would name objects.


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Technical Perspective: Taming the Name Game

In "Learning to Name Objects," the authors offer a method to determine a basic-level category name for an object in an image.