An analysis of the 'inconclusive' change report category in OSS assisted by a program slicing metric

S. Counsell, T. Hall, E. Nasseri, D. Bowes

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    In this paper, we investigate the Barcode open-source system (OSS) using one of Weiser's original slice-based metrics (Tightness) as a basis. In previous work, low numerical values of this slice-based metric were found to indicate fault-free (as opposed to fault-prone) functions. In the same work, we deliberately excluded from our analysis a category comprising 221 of the 775 observations representing 'inconclusive' log reports extracted from the OSS change logs. These represented OSS change log descriptions where it was not entirely clear whether a fault had occurred or not in a function and, for that reason, could not reasonably be incorporated into our analysis. In this paper we present a methodology through which we can draw conclusions about that category of report.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings - 36th EUROMICRO Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications, SEAA 2010
    PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Electronic)1089-6503
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-7901-6
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    Event36th EUROMICRO Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications - Lille, France
    Duration: 1 Sept 20103 Sept 2010


    Conference36th EUROMICRO Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications


    • OSS
    • cohension
    • fault
    • slicing

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