Content Aware Source Code Change Description Generation

WS 2018 Pablo LoyolaEdison Marrese-TaylorJorge BalazsYutaka MatsuoFumiko Satoh

We propose to study the generation of descriptions from source code changes by integrating the messages included on code commits and the intra-code documentation inside the source in the form of docstrings. Our hypothesis is that although both types of descriptions are not directly aligned in semantic terms {---}one explaining a change and the other the actual functionality of the code being modified{---} there could be certain common ground that is useful for the generation... (read more)

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