Feedback about software applications and services that end-users express through web-based communication platforms represents an invaluable knowledge source for diverse software engineering tasks, including requirements elicitation. Research work on automated analysis of textual messages in app store reviews, open source software (OSS) mailing-lists and user forums has been rapidly increasing in the last five years. NLP techniques are applied to filter out irrelevant data, text mining and automated classification techniques are then used to classify messages into different categories, such as bug report and feature request. Our research focuses on online discussions that take place in user forums and OSS mailing-lists, and aims at providing automated analysis techniques to discover contained requirements. In this paper, we present a speech-acts based analysis technique, and experimentally evaluate it on a dataset taken from a widely used OSS project.

Analysis of Online Discussions in Support of Requirements Discovery

Morales-Ramirez, Itzel;Kifetew, Fitsum Meshesha
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Perini, Anna
2017

Abstract

Feedback about software applications and services that end-users express through web-based communication platforms represents an invaluable knowledge source for diverse software engineering tasks, including requirements elicitation. Research work on automated analysis of textual messages in app store reviews, open source software (OSS) mailing-lists and user forums has been rapidly increasing in the last five years. NLP techniques are applied to filter out irrelevant data, text mining and automated classification techniques are then used to classify messages into different categories, such as bug report and feature request. Our research focuses on online discussions that take place in user forums and OSS mailing-lists, and aims at providing automated analysis techniques to discover contained requirements. In this paper, we present a speech-acts based analysis technique, and experimentally evaluate it on a dataset taken from a widely used OSS project.
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