The Need for a Fine-grained approach in Just-in-Time Defect Prediction

10/02/2021
by   Giuseppe Ng, et al.
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With software system complexity leading to the rise of software defects, research efforts have been done on techniques towards predicting software defects and Just-in-time (JIT) defect prediction which predicts whether a code change is defective. While using features to determine potentially defective code change, inspection effort is still significant. As code change can impact several files, we investigate an open source project to identify potential gaps with features in JIT perspective. In addition, with a lack of publicly available JIT dataset that link the features with actual commits, we also present a new dataset that can be utilized in JIT and semantic analysis.

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