Although many methods have been suggested to automatically recover traceability links in software development, they do not cover all link combinations (e.g., links between the source code and test cases) because specific documents or artifact features (e.g., log documents and structures of source code) are used. In this paper, we propose a method called the Connecting Links Method (CLM) to recover transitive traceability links between two artifacts using a third artifact. Because CLM uses a different artifact as a document, it can be applied to kinds of various data. Basically, CLM recovers traceability links using the Vector Space Model (VSM) in Information Retrieval (IR) methods. For example, by connecting links between A and B and between B and C, CLM retrieves the link between A and C transitively. In this way, CLM can recover transitive traceability links when a suggested method cannot. Here we demonstrate that CLM can effectively recover links that VSM is hard using Open Source Software.
|Title of host publication
|2015 IEEE 31st International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution, ICSME 2015 - Proceedings
|Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
|Number of pages
|Published - 2015 Nov 19
|31st IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution, ICSME 2015 - Bremen, Germany
Duration: 2015 Sept 29 → 2015 Oct 1
|31st IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution, ICSME 2015
|15/9/29 → 15/10/1
- connecting links
- traceability link recovery
- transitive traceability links
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