2017 IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution (ICSME) (2017)
Sept. 17, 2017 to Sept. 22, 2017
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/ICSME.2017.14
Previous studies have found that a significant number of bug reports are misclassified between bugs and nonbugs, and that manually classifying bug reports is a time-consuming task. To address this problem, we propose a bug reports classification model with N-gram IDF, a theoretical extension of Inverse Document Frequency (IDF) for handling words and phrases of any length. N-gram IDF enables us to extract key terms of any length from texts, these key terms can be used as the features to classify bug reports. We build classification models with logistic regression and random forest using features from N-gram IDF and topic modeling, which is widely used in various software engineering tasks.With a publicly available dataset, our results show that our N-gram IDF-based models have a superior performance than the topic-based models on all of the evaluated cases. Our models show promising results and have a potential to be extended to other software engineering tasks.
data mining, pattern classification, program debugging, regression analysis, software engineering, text analysis
P. Terdchanakul, H. Hata, P. Phannachitta and K. Matsumoto, "Bug or Not? Bug Report Classification Using N-Gram IDF," 2017 IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution (ICSME), Shanghai, China, 2017, pp. 534-538.