May 16, 2008 lecture by Rob Miller for the Stanford University Human Computer Interaction Seminar (CS547). Rob Miller discusses some of the explorations into keyword programming in the web automation domain, and also in other domains such as Java development. One surprising result is that programming language syntax often has relatively little information content, and can be inferred automatically from only a handful of keywords -- allowing us to design programming systems that reduce the learning and complexity burdens on their users.
Human-Computer Interaction Seminar (Seminar on People, Computers, and Design) is a Stanford University course that features weekly speakers on topics related to human-computer interaction design. The seminar is organized by the Stanford HCI Group, which works across disciplines to understand the intersection between humans and computers. This playlist consists of seminar speakers recorded during the 2007-2008 academic year.
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