Four short links: 19 October 2018

PDF to Data Frame, Clever Story, Conceptual Art, and Automatic Patch Synthesis

By Nat Torkington
October 19, 2018
Four short links
  1. Camelot — Python library that extracts tables of data from PDF documents, returning them as Pandas frames.
  2. STET — short story told via footnotes, editorial markup, and more. Magnificent! (via Cory Doctorow)
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  4. Solving Sol — interpreting a conceptual artist’s art as instructions, reframed as an AI problem. Clever!
  5. Human-Competitive Patches with RepairnatorRepairnator is a bot. It constantly monitors software bugs discovered during continuous integration of open source software and tries to fix them automatically. If it succeeds to synthesize a valid patch, Repairnator proposes the patch to the human developers, disguised under a fake human identity. To date, Repairnator has been able to produce five patches that were accepted by the human developers and permanently merged in the code base.
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