We consider the roles of algorithm and human and their inter-relationships. As a vehicle for some of our ideas we describe an empirical investigation of software professionals using analogy-based tools and unaided search in order to solve various prediction problems. We conclude that there exist a class of software engineering problems which might be characterised as high value and low frequency where the human-algorithm interaction must be considered carefully if they are to be successfully deployed in industry.
|Title of host publication||1st International Symposium on Search Based Software Engineering, 13-15 May 2009, Cumberland Lodge, Windsor, UK|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|