Filtering Bug Reports for Fix-Time Analysis

TitleFiltering Bug Reports for Fix-Time Analysis
Publication TypeWorkshop Paper
AuthorsLamkanfi, A, Demeyer S
Workshop Name16th European Conference on Software Maintenance and Reengineering (CSMR 2012)
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Place PublishedSzeged, Hungary
Year of Publication2012
Publication Languageeng

Several studies have experimented with data mining algorithms to predict the fix-time of reported bugs. Unfortunately, the fix-times as reported in typical open-source cases are heavily skewed with a significant amount of reports registering fix-times less than a few minutes. Consequently, we propose to include an additional filtering step to improve the quality of the underlying data in order to gain better results. Using a small-scale replication of a previously published bug fix-time prediction experiment, we show that the additional filtering of reported bugs indeed improves the outcome of the results.


[acceptance ratio (ERA Track): 17/43= 39%]