2013 17th European Conference on Software Maintenance and Reengineering (2013)
Genova, Italy Italy
Mar. 5, 2013 to Mar. 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
L. Mazzeo, A. Tolve, R. Branda and G. Scanniello, "Linking E-Mails and Source Code with LASCO," 2013 17th European Conference on Software Maintenance and Reengineering(CSMR), Genova, Italy Italy, 2013, pp. 421-424.