Oscar Chaparro

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Refactorings are behavior-preserving source code transformations. While tool support exists for (semi) automatically identifying refactoring solutions, applying or not a recommended refactoring is usually up to the software developers, who have to assess the impact that the transformation will have on their system. Evaluating the pros (e.g., the bad smell(More)
We argue that verbose queries used for software retrieval contain many terms that follow specific discourse rules, yet hinder retrieval. We report the results of an empirical study on the effect of removing such terms from verbose queries in the context of Text Retrieval-based concept location. In the study, we remove terms from 424 queries, generated from(More)
Parasympathetic innervation of rat submandibular and parotid glands regulates saliva volume, its rate of secretion and its composition. It also has a regulatory role in hypertrophy and hyperplasia of salivary glands, and in the expression of specific sets of genes. Rat cystatin S is a member of family 2 of the cysteine proteinase inhibitor superfamily.(More)
Many software comprehension tasks depend on how stakeholders textually describe their problems. These textual descriptions are leveraged by Text Retrieval (TR)-based solutions to more than 20 software engineering tasks, such as duplicate issue detection. The common assumption of such methods is that text describing the same issue in multiple places will(More)
The gene encoding rat cystatin S (Cys S), a salivary gland-specific secretory protein, has CAAT and TATA boxes upstream of the inititation codon (Cox and Shaw, 1992), and contains regions that resemble those of other hormonally responsive eukaryotic genes. The 5'-flanking sequence of the rat Cys S gene has a potential CREB/AP-1 binding site (Rupp et al.,(More)
The autonomic nervous system regulates the secretory function of salivary glands. The volume, rate of secretion and composition of saliva are regulated by both sympathetic (alpha 1-, alpha 2 and beta 1-adrenergic) and parasympathetic (muscarinic and cholinergic) receptor systems. The rat cystatin S gene, a member of family 2 of the cysteine proteinase(More)
The rat submandibular gland is innervated by both sympathetic and parasympathetic branches of the autonomic nervous system which, in turn, regulate the secretory function of the gland. Parasympathetic innervation of rat submandibular glands is present at birth; in contrast, sympathetic innervation reaches the glands by postnatal day 5. Isoproterenol (IPR),(More)
Software developers rely on essential textual information from bug reports (such as Observed Behavior, Expected Behavior, and Steps to Reproduce) to triage and fix software bugs. Unfortunately, while relevant and useful, this information is often missing, incomplete, superficial, ambiguous, or complex to follow. Low-quality content in bug reports causes(More)
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