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The Art and Science of Analyzing Software Data by Thomas Zimmermann, Tim Menzies, Christian Bird

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Chapter 3

Analyzing Text in Software Projects

Stefan Wagner*; Daniel Méndez Fernández    * Software Engineering Group, Institute of Software Technology, University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany Software & Systems Engineering, Institut für Informatik, Technische Universität München, Garching, Germany

Abstract

Most of the data produced in software projects is of textual nature: source code, specifications, or documentation. The advances in quantitative analysis methods drove a lot of data analytics in software engineering. This has overshadowed to some degree the importance of texts and their qualitative analysis. Such analysis has, however, merits for researchers and practitioners as well.

In this chapter, we describe the basics of analyzing ...

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