Correlating Social Interactions to Release History during Software Evolution

  title={Correlating Social Interactions to Release History during Software Evolution},
  author={Olga Baysal and Andrew J. Malton},
  journal={Fourth International Workshop on Mining Software Repositories (MSR'07:ICSE Workshops 2007)},
In this paper, we propose a method to reason about the nature of software changes by mining and correlating discussion archives. We employ an information retrieval approach to find correlation between source code change history and history of social interactions surrounding these changes. We apply our correlation method on two software systems, LSEdit and Apache Ant. The results of these exploratory case studies demonstrate the evidence of similarity between the content of free-form text emails… CONTINUE READING
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