Detecting Duplicate Pull-requests in GitHub

@inproceedings{Li2017DetectingDP,
  title={Detecting Duplicate Pull-requests in GitHub},
  author={Zhixing Li and Gang Yin and Yue Yu and Tao Wang and Huaimin Wang},
  booktitle={Internetware},
  year={2017}
}
The widespread use of pull-requests boosts the development and evolution for many open source software projects. However, due to the parallel and uncoordinated nature of development process in GitHub, duplicate pull-requests may be submitted by different contributors to solve the same problem. Duplicate pull-requests increase the maintenance cost of GitHub, result in the waste of time spent on the redundant effort of code review, and even frustrate developers' willing to offer continuous… CONTINUE READING

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