A framework for describing and understanding mining tools in software development

Daniel M. German, Davor Cubranić, Margaret-Anne D. Storey
2005 Proceedings of the 2005 international workshop on Mining software repositories - MSR '05  
We propose a framework for describing, comparing and understanding tools for the mining of software repositories. The fundamental premise of this framework is that mining should be done by considering the specific needs of the users and the tasks to be supported by the mined information. First, different types of users have distinct needs, and these needs should be taken into account by tool designers. Second, the data sources available, and mined, will determine if those needs can be
more » ... ds can be satisfied. Our framework is based upon three main principles: the type of user, the objective of the user, and the mined information. This framework has the following purposes: to help tool designers in the understanding and comparison of different tools, to assist users in the assessment of a potential tool; and to identify new research areas. We use this framework to describe several mining tools and to suggest future research directions.
doi:10.1145/1083142.1083160 dblp:conf/msr/GermanCS05 fatcat:ynjvjtwjwbdppfdwdwap7x5raq