Is it a bug or an enhancement?

Giuliano Antoniol, Kamel Ayari, Massimiliano Di Penta, Foutse Khomh, Yann-Gaël Guéhéneuc
2008 Proceedings of the 2008 conference of the center for advanced studies on collaborative research meeting of minds - CASCON '08  
Bug tracking systems are valuable assets for managing maintenance activities. They are widely used in open-source projects as well as in the software industry. They collect many different kinds of issues: requests for defect fixing, enhancements, refactoring/restructuring activities and organizational issues. These different kinds of issues are simply labeled as "bug" for lack of a better classification support or of knowledge about the possible kinds. This paper investigates whether the text
more » ... the issues posted in bug tracking systems is enough to classify them into corrective maintenance and other kinds of activities. We show that alternating decision trees, naive Bayes classifiers, and logistic regression can be used to accurately distinguish bugs from other kinds of issues. Results from empirical studies performed on issues for Mozilla, Eclipse, and JBoss indicate that issues can be classified with between 77% and 82% of correct decisions.
doi:10.1145/1463788.1463819 dblp:conf/cascon/AntoniolAPKG08 fatcat:vrgpsra5p5gmrck63jcxdga56u