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Duplicate Bug Report Detection and Classification System Based on Deep Learning Technique

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  • Ashima Kukkar
  • Rajni Mohana
  • Yugal Kumar
  • Anand Nayyar
  • Muhammad Bilal
  • Kyung Sup Kwak
Article number9235309
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>2020
<mark>Journal</mark>IEEE Access
Number of pages15
Pages (from-to)200749-200763
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English


Duplicate bug report detection is a process of finding a duplicate bug report in the bug tracking system. This process is essential to avoid unnecessary work and rediscovery. In typical bug tracking systems, more than thousands of duplicate bug reports are reported every day. In turn, human cost, effort and time are increased. This makes it an important problem in the software management process. The solution is to automate the duplicate bug report detection system for reducing the manual effort, thus the productivity of triager's and developer's is increased. It also speeds up the process of software management as a result software maintenance cost is also reduced. However, existing systems are not quite accurate yet, in spite of these systems used various machine learning approaches. In this work, an automatic bug report detection and classification model is proposed using deep learning technique. The proposed system has three modules i.e. Preprocessing, Deep Learning Model and Duplicate Bug report Detection and Classification. Further, the proposed model used Convolutional Neural Network based deep learning model to extract relevant feature. These relevant features are used to determine the similar features of bug reports. Hence, the bug reports similarity is computers through these similar features. The performance of the proposed system is evaluated on six publicly available datasets using six performance metrics. It is noticed that the proposed system outperforms the existing systems by achieving an accuracy rate in the range of 85% to 99 % and recall@k rate in between 79%-94%. Moreover, the effectiveness of the proposed system is also measured on the cross training datasets of same and different domain. The proposed system achieves a good high accuracy rate for same domain data sets and low accuracy rate for different domain datasets.

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Funding Information: This work was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea funded by the Korean Government, Ministry of Science and ICT, under Grant NRF-2020R1A2B5B02002478. Publisher Copyright: © 2013 IEEE.