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ASE 2019
Sun 10 - Fri 15 November 2019 San Diego, California, United States
Tue 12 Nov 2019 14:40 - 15:00 at Cortez 2&3 - Natural Language and Human Aspects Chair(s): Bogdan Vasilescu

With the advent of social media, developers are increasingly using it in their software development activities. Twitter is also one of the popular social mediums used by developers. A recent study by Singer et al. found that software developers use Twitter to “keep up with the fast-paced development landscape”. Unfortunately, due to the general purpose nature of Twitter, it’s challenging for developers to use Twitter for their development activities. Our survey with 36 developers who use Twitter in their development activities highlights that developers are interested in following specialized software gurus who share relevant technical tweets. To help developers perform this task, in this work we propose a recommendation system to identify specialized software gurus. Our approach first extracts different kinds of features that characterize a Twitter user and then employs a two-stage classification approach to generate a discriminative model, which can differentiate specialized software gurus in a particular domain from other Twitter users that generate domainrelated tweets (aka domain-related Twitter users). We have investigated the effectiveness of our approach in finding specialized software gurus for four different domains (JavaScript, Android, Python, and Linux) on a dataset of 86,824 Twitter users who generate 5,517,878 tweets over one month. Our approach can differentiate specialized software experts from other domain-related Twitter users with an F-measure of up to 0.820. Compared with existing Twitter domain expert recommendation approaches, our proposed approach can outperform their F-measure by at least 7.63%.

Tue 12 Nov

13:40 - 15:20: Papers - Natural Language and Human Aspects at Cortez 2&3
Chair(s): Bogdan VasilescuCarnegie Mellon University
ase-2019-papers13:40 - 14:00
Discovering, Explaining and Summarizing Controversial Discussions in Community Q&A Sites
Xiaoxue RenZhejiang University, Zhenchang XingAustralia National University, Xin XiaMonash University, Guoqiang LiShanghai Jiao Tong University, Jianling SunZhejiang University
ase-2019-papers14:00 - 14:20
Automating App Review Response Generation
Cuiyun GaoNanyang Technological University, Singapore, Jichuan ZengThe Chinese University of Hong Kong, Xin XiaMonash University, David LoSingapore Management University, Michael LyuThe Chinese University of Hong Kong, Irwin KingThe Chinese University of Hong Kong
ase-2019-papers14:20 - 14:40
Automatic Generation of Pull Request DescriptionsACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award
Zhongxin LiuZhejiang University, Xin XiaMonash University, Christoph TreudeThe University of Adelaide, David LoSingapore Management University, Shanping LiZhejiang University
ase-2019-Journal-First-Presentations14:40 - 15:00
Recommending Who to Follow in the Software Engineering Twitter Space
Abhishek Sharma Singapore Management University, Singapore, Yuan TianQueens University, Kingston, Canada, Agus SulistyaSchool of Information Systems, Singapore Management University, Dinusha WijedasaSchool of Information Systems, Singapore Management University, David LoSingapore Management University
ase-2019-Demonstrations15:00 - 15:10
Developer Reputation Estimator (DRE)
Sadika AmreenUniversity of Tennessee Knoxville, Andrey KarnauchUniversity of Tennessee Knoxville, Audris MockusUniversity of Tennessee - Knoxville
ase-2019-Demonstrations15:10 - 15:20
CocoQa: Question Answering for Coding Conventions over Knowledge Graphs
Tianjiao DuShanghai JiaoTong University, Junming CaoShanghai JiaoTong University, Qinyue WuShanghai JiaoTong University, Wei LiShanghai JiaoTong University, Beijun ShenSchool of Electronic Information and Electrical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Yuting ChenShanghai Jiao Tong University