Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) - [Journal First] Augmenting and Structuring User Queries to Support Efficient Free-Form Code Search

2018 IEEE/ACM 40th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE)

Author(s): Raphael Sirres ; Tegawende F. Bissyande ; Dongsun Kim ; David Lo ; Jacques Klein ; Kisub Kim ; Yves Le Traon
Publisher: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Publication Date: 1 May 2018
Conference Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
Conference Date: 27 May 2018
Page(s): 945
ISBN (Electronic): 978-1-4503-5638-1
ISSN (Electronic): 1558-1225
DOI: 10.1145/3180155.3182513

Source code terms such as method names and variable types are often different from conceptual words mentioned in a search query. This vocabulary mismatch problem can make code search inefficient.... View More