Vol 7 No.2

Analyzing the Change Profiles of Software Systems using their Change Logs

ABSTRACT This paper analyzes the change history of various software systems for understanding their evolutionary behavior with respect to the type of changes performed over a period of time. The main objectives of this research work are: (a) What types of changes are most likely to occur in a software system during its evolution? (b) Is there any pattern in the type of changes performed over time in a system? An automated keyword based categorization technique is applied to the textual description of commit records of the software systems to categorize change activities into various types such as: Adaptive, Corrective, Perfective, Enhancement, and Preventive. The study finds that corrective changes are the maximum and preventive changes are the least in the software systems analyzed here.

Authors
Kuljit Kaur
  • Organization : Department of Computer Science and Engineering.Guru Nanak Dev University (India)
  • Email : kuljitchahal@yahoo.com
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Munish Saini
  • Organization : Department of Computer Science and Engineering.Guru Nanak Dev University (India)
  • Email : munish_1_saini@yahoo.co.in
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