Title

XSearch: a domain-specific cross-language relevant question retrieval tool

Publication Type

Conference Proceeding Article

Publication Date

9-2017

Abstract

During software development process, Chinese developers often seek solutions to the technical problems they encounter by searching relevant questions on Q&A sites. When developers fail to find solutions on Q&A sites in Chinese, they could translate their query and search on the English Q&A sites. However, Chinese developers who are non-native English speakers often are not comfortable to ask or search questions in English, as they do not know the proper translation of the Chinese technical words into the English technical words. Furthermore, the process of manually formulating cross-language queries and determining the importance of query words is a tedious and time-consuming process. For the purpose of helping Chinese developers take advantages of the rich knowledge base of the English version of Stack Overflow and simplify the retrieval process, we propose an automated cross-language relevant question retrieval tool (XSearch) to retrieve relevant English questions on Stack Overflow for a given Chinese question. This tool can address the increasing need for developer to solve technical problems by retrieving cross-language relevant Q&A resources. Demo Tool Website: http://172.93.36.10:8080/XSearch Demo Video: https://goo.gl/h57sed

Discipline

Computer Sciences | Software Engineering

Research Areas

Software and Cyber-Physical Systems

Publication

Proceedings of the 2017 11th Joint Meeting on Foundations of Software Engineering (ESEC/FSE 2017)

First Page

1009

Last Page

1013

ISBN

978-1-4503-5105-8

Identifier

10.1145/3106237.3122820

Publisher

ACM

City or Country

Paderborn, Germany

Additional URL

http://doi.org/10.1145/3106237.3122820

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