CSDL Home C CSMR 2013 2013 17th European Conference on Software Maintenance and Reengineering (CSMR 2013)
March 5, 2013 to March 8, 2013
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/CSMR.2013.63
Many of the approaches for recovering links between e-mails and software artifacts are based on text search or text retrieval. They reformulate the link recovery as a document retrieval problem. We refine and improve such solutions by leveraging the parts of which an e-mail is composed of: header, current message, and previous messages. The relevance of these parts is weighted by a probabilistic approach based on text retrieval. We implemented our novel solution exploiting the BM25F model. The approach has been implemented in an Eclipse plug-in named LASCO (Linking e-mAils and Source Code). We present that plug-in in this tool demonstration paper.
traceability recovery, Information retrieval, software maintenance
Licio Mazzeo, Anna Tolve, Raffaele Branda, Giuseppe Scanniello, "Linking E-Mails and Source Code with LASCO", CSMR, 2013, 2013 17th European Conference on Software Maintenance and Reengineering (CSMR 2013), 2013 17th European Conference on Software Maintenance and Reengineering (CSMR 2013) 2013, pp. 421-424, doi:10.1109/CSMR.2013.63