Automated classification of change messages in open source projects

  title={Automated classification of change messages in open source projects},
  author={Ahmed E. Hassan},
Source control systems permit developers to attach a free form message to every committed change. The content of these change messages can support software maintenance activities. We present an automated approach to classify a change message as either a bug fix, a feature introduction, or a general maintenance change. Researchers can study the evolution of project using our classification. For example, researchers can monitor the rate of bug fixes in a project without having access to bug… CONTINUE READING
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