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DebugAdvisor: a recommender system for debugging

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DebugAdvisor: a recommender system for debugging
In large software development projects, when a programmer is assigned a bug to fix, she typically spends a lot of time searching (in an ad-hoc manner) for instances from the past where similar bugs have been debugged, analyzed and resolved. Systematic search tools that allow the programmer to express the context of the current bug, and search through diverse data repositories associated with large projects can greatly improve the productivity of debugging. This paper presents the design, implementation and experience from such a search tool called DebugAdvisor. The context of a bug includes all the information a programmer has about the bug, including natural language text, textual rendering of core dumps, debugger output etc. Our key insight is to allow the programmer to collate this entire context as a query to search for related information. Thus, DebugAdvisor allows the programmer to search using a fat query, which could be kilobytes of structured and unstructured data describing ...
B. Ashok, Joseph M. Joy, Hongkang Liang, Sriram K.
Added 19 Nov 2009
Updated 19 Nov 2009
Type Conference
Year 2009
Where SIGSOFT
Authors B. Ashok, Joseph M. Joy, Hongkang Liang, Sriram K. Rajamani, Gopal Srinivasa, Vipindeep Vangala
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