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An approach to automatically identify the stereotypes of all the methods in an entire system is presented. A taxonomy for object-oriented class method stereotypes is given that unifies and extends the existing literature to address gaps and deficiencies. Based on this taxonomy, a set of definitions is given and method stereotypes are reverse engineered(More)
An approach is presented to automatically determine a class's stereotype. The stereotype is based on the frequency and distribution of method stereotypes in the class. Method stereotypes are automatically determined using a defined taxonomy given in previous work. The stereotypes, boundary, control and entity are used as a basis but refined based on an(More)
Individual commits to a version control system are automatically characterized based on the stereotypes of added and deleted methods. The stereotype of each method is automatically reverse engineerd using a previously defined taxonomy. Method stereotypes reflect intrinsic atomic behavior of a method and its role in the class. The stereotypes of the added(More)
A novel approach to improve feature location by enhancing the corpus (i.e., source code) with static information is presented. An information retrieval method, namely Latent Semantic Indexing (LSI), is used for feature location. Adding stereotype information to each method/function enhances the corpus. Stereotypes are terms that describe the abstract role(More)
The paper presents and assesses a layout scheme for UML class diagrams that takes into account the architectural importance of a class in terms of its stereotype (e.g., boundary, control, entity). The design and running of a user study is described. The results of the study supports the hypothesis that layout based on architectural importance is more(More)
Method stereotype distribution is used as a signature for software systems. The stereotype for each method is determined using a presented taxonomy. The counts of the different stereotypes form a signature of the system. Determining method stereotypes is done automatically and is based on language (C++) features, idioms, and the main role(More)
An approach to automatically generate natural language documentation summaries for C++ methods is presented. The approach uses prior work by the authors on stereotyping methods along with the source code analysis framework srcML. First, each method is automatically assigned a stereotype(s) based on static analysis and a set of heuristics. Then, the approach(More)
The paper investigates concepts of method and class stereotypes, focusing on understanding OO design abstraction at a lower level than design patterns. Stereotypes are powerful semantic mechanisms and represent generalizations that reflect an intrinsic or atomic behavior of a method or a class. First, we present a mechanism to automatically reverse engineer(More)
A qualitative analysis of three video-taped and transcribed interviews of two-person developer teams solving a software design problem is presented. The transcripts are converted to XML and manually annotated with codes that identify engaged engineering activities and addressed requirements. The annotated transcripts are visualized, to support comparison,(More)
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