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Automated Library Recommendation
2013 20th Working Conference on Reverse Engineering (WCRE 2013): Proceedings: Koblenz, Germany, 14-17 October 2013
  • Ferdian THUNG, Singapore Management University
  • David LO, Singapore Management University
  • Julia LAWALL
Publication Type
Conference Proceeding Article
Publication Date
10-2013
Abstract
Many third party libraries are available to be downloaded and used. Using such libraries can reduce development time and make the developed software more reliable. However, developers are often unaware of suitable libraries to be used for their projects and thus they miss out on these benefits. To help developers better take advantage of the available libraries, we propose a new technique that automatically recommends libraries to developers. Our technique takes as input the set of libraries that an application currently uses, and recommends other libraries that are likely to be relevant. We follow a hybrid approach that combines association rule mining and collaborative filtering. The association rule mining component recommends libraries based on a set of library usage patterns. The collaborative filtering component recommends libraries based on those that are used by other similar projects. We investigate the effectiveness of our hybrid approach on 500 software projects that use many third-party libraries. Our experiments show that our approach can recommend libraries with recall rate@5 of 0.852 and recall rate@10 of 0.894.
Keywords
  • collaborative filtering,
  • data mining,
  • software reliability
ISBN
9781479929320
Identifier
10.1109/WCRE.2013.6671293
Publisher
IEEE
City or Country
Piscataway, NJ
Creative Commons License
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0
Additional URL
http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/WCRE.2013.6671293
Citation Information
Ferdian THUNG, David LO and Julia LAWALL. "Automated Library Recommendation" 2013 20th Working Conference on Reverse Engineering (WCRE 2013): Proceedings: Koblenz, Germany, 14-17 October 2013 (2013) p. 182 - 191
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/david_lo/112/