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IR-based traceability recovery as a plugin - an industrial case study

Borg, Markus LU (2011) Fourth BCS-IRSG Symposium on Future Directions in Information Access (FDIA 2011) p.14-17
Abstract
Large-scale software development is a complex undertaking and generates an ever-increasing amount of information. To be able to work efficiently under such circumstances, navigation in all available data needs support. Maintaining traceability links between software artefacts is one approach to structure the information space and support this challenge. Several researchers have proposed traceability recovery by applying IR methods, based on textual similarities between artefacts. Early studies have shown promising results, but no large-scale in vivo evaluations have been made. Currently, there is a trend among our industrial partners to collect artefacts in a specific new software engineering tool. Our goal is to develop an IR-based... (More)
Large-scale software development is a complex undertaking and generates an ever-increasing amount of information. To be able to work efficiently under such circumstances, navigation in all available data needs support. Maintaining traceability links between software artefacts is one approach to structure the information space and support this challenge. Several researchers have proposed traceability recovery by applying IR methods, based on textual similarities between artefacts. Early studies have shown promising results, but no large-scale in vivo evaluations have been made. Currently, there is a trend among our industrial partners to collect artefacts in a specific new software engineering tool. Our goal is to develop an IR-based traceability recovery plugin to this tool. From this position, in the environment of possible future users, the usefulness of supported findability in a software engineering context could be explored with an industrial validity. (Less)
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Fourth BCS-IRSG Symposium on Future Directions in Information Access (FDIA 2011)
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  abstract     = {Large-scale software development is a complex undertaking and generates an ever-increasing amount of information. To be able to work efficiently under such circumstances, navigation in all available data needs support. Maintaining traceability links between software artefacts is one approach to structure the information space and support this challenge. Several researchers have proposed traceability recovery by applying IR methods, based on textual similarities between artefacts. Early studies have shown promising results, but no large-scale in vivo evaluations have been made. Currently, there is a trend among our industrial partners to collect artefacts in a specific new software engineering tool. Our goal is to develop an IR-based traceability recovery plugin to this tool. From this position, in the environment of possible future users, the usefulness of supported findability in a software engineering context could be explored with an industrial validity.},
  author       = {Borg, Markus},
  keyword      = {software engineering,traceability,information retrieval,findability,IR evaluation},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {14--17},
  title        = {IR-based traceability recovery as a plugin - an industrial case study},
  year         = {2011},
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