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Many software development and maintenance tools involve matching between natural language words in different software artifacts (e.g., traceability) or between queries submitted by a user and software artifacts (e.g., code search). Because different people likely created the queries and various artifacts, the effectiveness of these tools is often improved by expanding queries and adding related words to textual artifact representations. Synonyms are particularly useful to overcome the mismatchdoi:10.1109/msr.2013.6624052 dblp:conf/msr/HowardGPV13 fatcat:jrlfjahxabektctmynl42gxj2a