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2013-08-01 - Article/Dans un journal avec peer-review - Anglais - 16 page(s)

Goeminne Mathieu , Mens Tom , "A Comparison of Identity Merge Algorithms for Software Repositories" in Science of Computer Programming, 78, 8, 971-986, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scico.2011.11.004

  • Edition : Elsevier Science
  • Codes CREF : Informatique appliquée logiciel (DI2570), Informatique générale (DI1162)
  • Unités de recherche UMONS : Génie Logiciel (S852)
  • Instituts UMONS : Institut de Recherche en Technologies de l’Information et Sciences de l’Informatique (InforTech), Institut de Recherche sur les Systèmes Complexes (Complexys)
  • Centres UMONS : Modélisation mathématique et informatique (CREMMI)
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Abstract(s) :

(Anglais) Software repository mining research extracts and analyses data originating from multiple software repositories to understand the historical development of software systems, and to propose better ways to evolve such systems in the future. Of particular interest is the study of the activities and interactions between the persons involved in the software development process. The main challenge with such studies lies in the ability to determine the identities (e.g., logins or e-mail accounts) in software repositories that represent the same physical person. To achieve this, different identity merge algorithms have been proposed in the past. This article provides an objective comparison of identity merge algorithms, in- cluding some improvements over existing algorithms. The results are validated on a selection of large ongoing open source software projects.

Identifiants :
  • ISSN : 0167-6423
  • DOI : 10.1016/j.scico.2011.11.004

Mots-clés :
  • (Anglais) identity merging
  • (Anglais) empirical software engineering
  • (Anglais) software repository mining
  • (Anglais) open source software
  • (Anglais) software evolution