Tool description

CODES (mining sourCe cOde Descriptions from developErs diScussions) is an Eclipse plugin to automatically extract method descriptions of Java Systems from discussions in StackOverflow. Actually, CODES implements an approach defined in a previous work [1], that automatically extracts method descriptions from developers' communication. CODES considers as good descriptions paragraphs describing methods that obtained the higher score and allows developers to put the chosen description into the code as a Javadoc comment also becoming de facto an API description.

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  • [1] Sebastiano Panichella, Jairo Aponte, Massimiliano Di Penta, Andrian Marcus, Gerardo Canfora: Mining source code descriptions from developer communications In Proceedings of IEEE 20th International Conference on Program Comprehension (ICPC 2012), pages 63-72, Passau, Germany, June 11-13, 2012. 2012, ISBN 978-1-4673-1216-5 PDF
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