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To improve software quality, rule checkers statically check if a software contains violations of good programming practices. On a real sized system, the alerts (rule violations detected by the tool) may be numbered by the thousands. Unfortunately, these tools generate a high proportion of "false alerts", which in the context of a specific software, should not be fixed. Huge numbers of false alerts may render impossible the finding and correction of "true alerts" and dissuade developers fromdoi:10.1109/wcre.2012.37 dblp:conf/wcre/AllierAHD12 fatcat:tvfso337vbbehlpzd7gxis37uy