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Automated support for searching and selecting evidence in software engineering : a cross-domain systematic mapping

Napoleão Bianca M., Petrillo Fabio et Hallé Sylvain. (2021). Automated support for searching and selecting evidence in software engineering : a cross-domain systematic mapping. Dans : 47th Euromicro Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications (SEAA) , Palermo, Italie.

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Context : Searching and selecting relevant evidence is crucial to answer research questions from secondary studies in Software Engineering (SE). The activities of search and selection of studies are labour-intensive, time-consuming and demand automation support.

Objective : Our goal is to identify and summarize the state-of-the-art on automation support for searching and selecting evidence for secondary studies in SE. Method: We performed a systematic mapping on existing automating support to search and select evidence for secondary studies in SE, expanding our investigation in a cross-domain study addressing advancements from the medical field.

Results : Our results show that the SE field has a variety of tools and Text Classification (TC) approaches to automate the search and selection activities. However, medicine has more well-established tools with a larger adoption than SE. Cross-validation and experiment are the most adopted methods to assess TC approaches. Furthermore, recall and precision are the most adopted assessment metrics.

Conclusion : Automated approaches for searching and selecting studies in SE have not been applied in practice by SE researchers. Integrated and easy-to-use automated approaches addressing consolidated TC techniques can bring relevant advantages on workload and time saving for SE researchers who conduct secondary studies.

Type de document:Matériel de conférence (Non spécifié)
Sujets:Sciences naturelles et génie > Sciences mathématiques > Informatique
Département, module, service et unité de recherche:Départements et modules > Département d'informatique et de mathématique
Mots-clés:proceedings, secondary studies, systematic review automation, search of studies, selection of studies
Déposé le:27 oct. 2021 21:26
Dernière modification:27 oct. 2021 21:26
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