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Sun 30 October - Fri 4 November 2016 Amsterdam, Netherlands
Thu 3 Nov 2016 16:30 - 16:55 at Matterhorn 1 - Program Modeling and Learning Chair(s): Ondřej Lhoták

With increasing amounts of data available on the web and a diverse range of users interested in programmatically accessing that data, web automation must become easier. Automation helps users complete many tedious interactions, such as scraping data, completing forms, or transferring data between websites.
However, writing web automation scripts typically requires an expert programmer because the writer must be able to reverse engineer the target webpage. We have built a record and replay tool, Ringer, that makes web automation accessible to non-coders. Ringer takes a user demonstration as input and creates a script that interacts with the page as a user would.
This approach makes Ringer scripts more robust to webpage changes because user-facing interfaces remain relatively stable compared to the underlying webpage implementations. We evaluated our approach on benchmarks recorded on real webpages and found that it replayed 4x more benchmarks than a state-of-the-art replay tool.

Thu 3 Nov
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15:40 - 17:20: OOPSLA - Program Modeling and Learning at Matterhorn 1
Chair(s): Ondřej LhotákUniversity of Waterloo
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Friedrich SteimannFernuniversität, Jörg HagemannFernuniversität in Hagen, Bastian UlkeFernuniversität in Hagen
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Veselin RaychevETH Zurich, Switzerland, Pavol Bielik, Martin VechevETH Zurich
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Shaon BarmanUC Berkeley, Sarah E. ChasinsUniversity of California, Berkeley, Rastislav BodikUniversity of Washington, USA, Sumit GulwaniMicrosoft Research
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Konstantin WeitzUniversity of Washington, Doug WoosUniversity of Washington, Emina TorlakUniversity of Washington, Michael D. ErnstUniversity of Washington, Arvind KrishnamurthyUniversity of Washington, Zachary TatlockUniversity of Washington, Seattle
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