Source Code Retrieval using Conceptual Similarity

Gilad Mishne, Maarten de Rijke
2004 Open research Areas in Information Retrieval  
We propose a method for retrieving segments of source code from a large repository. The method is based on conceptual modeling of the code, combin ing information extracted from the structure of the code and standard informationdistance measures. Our results show an improvement over traditional retrieval models, indicating that, for this type of highly-structured documents, usage of structure is indeed beneficial for retrieval.
dblp:conf/riao/MishneR04 fatcat:vmf4hlw7mbbfpor6bsgu74scve