Combining the Logical and the Probabilistic in Program Analysis


Conventional program analyses have made great strides by leveraging logical reasoning. However, they cannot handle uncertain knowledge, and they lack the ability to learn and adapt. This in turn hinders the accuracy, scalability, and usability of program analysis tools in practice. We seek to address these limitations by proposing a methodology and framework for incorporating probabilistic reasoning directly into existing program analyses that are based on logical reasoning. We demonstrate that the combined approach can benefit a number of important applications of program analysis and thereby facilitate more widespread adoption of this technology.

In ACM SIGPLAN Workshop on Machine Learning and Programming Languages