Human vs. Algorithm

Carolyn Mair, Martin Shepperd

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication1st International Symposium on Search Based Software Engineering, 13-15 May 2009, Cumberland Lodge, Windsor, UK
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

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