On the Relevance of Cross-project Learning with Nearest Neighbours for Commit Message Generation

  title={On the Relevance of Cross-project Learning with Nearest Neighbours for Commit Message Generation},
  author={Khashayar Etemadi and Monperrus Martin},
  journal={Proceedings of the IEEE/ACM 42nd International Conference on Software Engineering Workshops},
  • K. Etemadi, Monperrus Martin
  • Published 27 June 2020
  • Computer Science
  • Proceedings of the IEEE/ACM 42nd International Conference on Software Engineering Workshops
Commit messages play an important role in software maintenance and evolution. Nonetheless, developers often do not produce high-quality messages. A number of commit message generation methods have been proposed in recent years to address this problem. Some of these methods are based on neural machine translation (NMT) techniques. Studies show that the nearest neighbor algorithm (NNGen) outperforms existing NMT-based methods, although NNGen is simpler and faster than NMT. In this paper, we show… 
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