Pointing to Subwords for Generating Function Names in Source Code

Shogo Fujita, Hidetaka Kamigaito, Hiroya Takamura, Manabu Okumura


Abstract
We tackle the task of automatically generating a function name from source code. Existing generators face difficulties in generating low-frequency or out-of-vocabulary subwords. In this paper, we propose two strategies for copying low-frequency or out-of-vocabulary subwords in inputs. Our best performing model showed an improvement over the conventional method in terms of our modified F1 and accuracy on the Java-small and Java-large datasets.
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2020.coling-main.28
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Proceedings of the 28th International Conference on Computational Linguistics
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December
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2020
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Barcelona, Spain (Online)
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COLING
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International Committee on Computational Linguistics
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316–327
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https://aclanthology.org/2020.coling-main.28
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10.18653/v1/2020.coling-main.28
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Shogo Fujita, Hidetaka Kamigaito, Hiroya Takamura, and Manabu Okumura. 2020. Pointing to Subwords for Generating Function Names in Source Code. In Proceedings of the 28th International Conference on Computational Linguistics, pages 316–327, Barcelona, Spain (Online). International Committee on Computational Linguistics.
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