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Fundamental Nano-Patterns to Characterize and Classify Java Methods

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Fundamental Nano-Patterns to Characterize and Classify Java Methods
Fundamental nano-patterns are simple, static, binary properties of Java methods, such as ObjectCreator and Recursive. We present a provisional catalogue of 17 such nano-patterns. We report statistical and information theoretic metrics to show the frequency of nano-pattern occurrence in a large corpus of open-source Java projects. We proceed to give two example case studies that demonstrate potential applications for nano-patterns. The first study involves a quantitative comparison of two popular Java benchmarking suites, in terms of their relative object-orientedness and diversity. The second study involves applying machine learning techniques to program comprehension, using method nano-patterns as learning features. In both studies, nano-patterns provide concise summaries of Java methods to enable efficient and effective analysis.
Jeremy Singer, Gavin Brown, Mikel Luján, Ad
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Type Journal
Year 2010
Where ENTCS
Authors Jeremy Singer, Gavin Brown, Mikel Luján, Adam Pocock, Paraskevas Yiapanis
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