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Developing schema for open source programmers information-seeking.

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dc.contributor.author Sharif, Khaironi Yatim
dc.contributor.author Buckley, Jim
dc.date.accessioned 2012-03-09T11:15:29Z
dc.date.available 2012-03-09T11:15:29Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/2078
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Information-seeking has been recognized as a core subtask in software maintenance. While much of the research in this area attempts to identify the information sought by programmers, the work to date has been typically based on pre-defined information types limiting the potential for new information types to arise. Hence, this paper presents a small empirical study on open-source programmer mailing lists, to iteratively refine a schema of the information that programmers seek based exclusively on an analysis of these programmers’ naturalistic communication. Subsequently it places this schema in the context of the existing literature in the area. The analysis was undertaken on information requests in 288 emails, taken from 2 open source project mailing lists; The Java Bean Scripting Framework (BSF)[1] and the Java Development Tool (JDT)[2]. This work produced a preliminary schema of 3 main categories divided into 18 sub categories. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher IEEE Computer Society en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Proceedings International Symposium on Information Technology;2008
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ITSIM.2008.4631611
dc.rights “© 2008 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works. en_US
dc.subject softwre maintenance en_US
dc.subject open source en_US
dc.subject information en_US
dc.title Developing schema for open source programmers information-seeking. en_US
dc.type Conference item en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.type.restriction none en
dc.contributor.sponsor SFI

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