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—In this paper, we propose a semi-supervised text classification approach for bug triage to avoid the deficiency of labeled bug reports in existing supervised approaches. This new approach combines naive Bayes classifier and expectation-maximization to take advantage of both labeled and unlabeled bug reports. This approach trains a classifier with a(More)
The Next Release Problem (NRP) aims to optimize customer profits and requirements selection for the software releases. The research on the NRP is restricted by the growing scale of requirements. In this paper, we propose a Backbone-based Multilevel Algorithm (BMA) to address the large scale NRP. In contrast to direct solving approaches, the BMA employs(More)
Developers build all the software artifacts in development. Existing work has studied the social behavior in software repositories. In one of the most important software repositories, a bug repository, developers create and update bug reports to support software development and maintenance. However, no prior work has considered the priorities of developers(More)
Bug triage is an important step in the process of bug fixing. The goal of bug triage is to assign a new-coming bug to the correct potential developer. The existing bug triage approaches are based on machine learning algorithms, which build classifiers from the training sets of bug reports. In practice, these approaches suffer from the large-scale and(More)
With the increasing popularity of Internet, more and more developers are collaborating together for software development. During the collaboration, a lot of information related to software development, including communication and coordination information of developers, can be recorded in software repositories. The information can be employed to construct(More)
The next release problem (NRP) aims to effectively select software requirements in order to acquire maximum customer profits. As an NP-hard problem in software requirement engineering, NRP lacks efficient approximate algorithms for large scale instances. The backbone is a new tool for tackling large scale NP-hard problems in recent years. In this paper, we(More)
Software companies spend over 45 percent of cost in dealing with software bugs. An inevitable step of fixing bugs is bug triage, which aims to correctly assign a developer to a new bug. To decrease the time cost in manual work, text classification techniques are applied to conduct automatic bug triage. In this paper, we address the problem of data reduction(More)
In this paper, we propose a Hybrid Ant Colony Optimization algorithm (HACO) for Next Release Problem (NRP). NRP, a NP-hard problem in requirement engineering, is to balance customer requests, resource constraints, and requirement dependencies by requirement selection. Inspired by the successes of Ant Colony Optimization algorithms (ACO) for solving NP-hard(More)
Association rule mining is an important model in data mining. Many mining algorithms discover all item associations (or rules) in the data that satisfy the user-specified minimum support and minimum confidence constraints. The weights are associated with the items to solve the question of different importance of the items. But there is another case that the(More)