On the Analysis of Human and Automatic Summaries of Source Code

@article{Moreno2012OnTA,
  title={On the Analysis of Human and Automatic Summaries of Source Code},
  author={Laura Moreno and Jairo Aponte},
  journal={CLEI Electron. J.},
  year={2012},
  volume={15}
}
Within the software engineering field, researchers have investigated whether it is possible and useful to summarize software artifacts, in order to provide developers with concise representations of the content of the original artifacts. As an initial step towards automatic summarization of source code, we conducted an empirical study where a group of Java developers provided manually written summaries for a variety of source code elements. Such summaries were analyzed and used to evaluate some… CONTINUE READING

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