Exploration and Mining of Source Code Level Traceability Links on Stack Overflow

András Kicsi, Márk Rákóczi, László Vidács

Abstract

Test-to-Code traceability is a valid problem of software engineering that arises naturally in the development of larger software systems. Traceability links can be uncovered through various techniques including information retrieval. The immense amount of data shared daily on Stack Overflow behaves similarly in many aspects. In the current work, we endeavor to discover test-to-code connections in the code shared and propose some applications of the findings. Semantic connections can also be explored between different software systems, information retrieval can be used both in cross-post and in cross-system scenarios. The information can also be used to discover new testing possibilities and ideas and has the potential to contribute to the development and testing of new systems as well.

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Kicsi A., Rákóczi M. and Vidács L. (2019). Exploration and Mining of Source Code Level Traceability Links on Stack Overflow.In Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Software Technologies - Volume 1: ICSOFT, ISBN 978-989-758-379-7, pages 339-346. DOI: 10.5220/0007981003390346


in Bibtex Style

@conference{icsoft19,
author={András Kicsi and Márk Rákóczi and László Vidács},
title={Exploration and Mining of Source Code Level Traceability Links on Stack Overflow},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Software Technologies - Volume 1: ICSOFT,},
year={2019},
pages={339-346},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007981003390346},
isbn={978-989-758-379-7},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Software Technologies - Volume 1: ICSOFT,
TI - Exploration and Mining of Source Code Level Traceability Links on Stack Overflow
SN - 978-989-758-379-7
AU - Kicsi A.
AU - Rákóczi M.
AU - Vidács L.
PY - 2019
SP - 339
EP - 346
DO - 10.5220/0007981003390346