Mining the Lexicon Used by Programmers during Sofware Evolution

  title={Mining the Lexicon Used by Programmers during Sofware Evolution},
  author={Giuliano Antoniol and Yann-Ga{\"e}l Gu{\'e}h{\'e}neuc and Ettore Merlo and Paolo Tonella},
  journal={2007 IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance},
Identifiers represent an important source of information for programmers understanding and maintaining a system. Self-documenting identifiers reduce the time and effort necessary to obtain the level of understanding appropriate for the task at hand. While the role of the lexicon in program comprehension has long been recognized, only a few works have… CONTINUE READING

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