Natural Language Parsing of Program Element Names for Concept Extraction

  title={Natural Language Parsing of Program Element Names for Concept Extraction},
  author={Surafel Lemma Abebe and Paolo Tonella},
  journal={2010 IEEE 18th International Conference on Program Comprehension},
To support programmers during program maintenance we present an approach which extracts concepts and relations from the source code. Our approach applies natural language parsing to sentences constructed from the terms that appear in program element identifiers. The result of parsing can be represented as a dependency tree. Then, we automatically extract an ontology by mapping linguistic entities (nodes and relations between nodes in the dependency tree) to concepts and relations among concepts… CONTINUE READING
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