Mining Usage Expertise from Version Archives - MSR 2008
by David Schuler, Thomas Zimmermann

MSR '08: Proceedings of the Fifth International Workshop on Mining Software Repositories, May 2008.

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Abstract

In software development, there is an increasing need to find and connect developers with relevant expertise. Existing expertise rec- ommendation systems are mostly based on variations of the Line 10 Rule: developers who changed a file most often have the most implementation expertise. In this paper, we introduce the concept of usage expertise, which manifests itself whenever developers are using functionality, e.g., by calling API methods. We present preliminary results for the ECLIPSE project that demonstrate that our technique allows to recommend experts for files with no or little history, identify developers with similar expertise, and measure the usage of API methods.

BibTeX Entry

@inproceedings{schuler-msr-2008,
    title = "Mining Usage Expertise from Version Archives",
    author = "David Schuler and Thomas Zimmermann",
    year = "2008",
    month = may,
    booktitle = "MSR '08: Proceedings of the Fifth International Workshop on Mining Software Repositories",
    location = "Leipzig, Germany",
}

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