Supporting requirements to code traceability through refactoring

@article{Mahmoud2013SupportingRT,
  title={Supporting requirements to code traceability through refactoring},
  author={Anas Mahmoud and Nan Niu},
  journal={Requirements Engineering},
  year={2013},
  volume={19},
  pages={309-329}
}
In this paper, we hypothesize that the distorted traceability tracks of a software system can be systematically re-established through refactoring, a set of behavior-preserving transformations for keeping the system quality under control during evolution. To test our hypothesis, we conduct an experimental analysis using three requirements-to-code datasets from various application domains. Our objective is to assess the impact of various refactoring methods on the performance of automated… CONTINUE READING
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