Is stack overflow overflowing with questions and tags

R. K. Ranjitha, Sanjay Singh

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Abstract

Programming question and answer (Q&A) websites, such as Quora, Stack Overflow, and Yahoo! Answer etc. helps us to understand the programming concepts easily and quickly in a way that has been tested and applied by many software developers. Stack Overflow is one of the most frequently used programming Q&A website where the questions and answers posted are presently analyzed manually, which requires a huge amount of time and resource. To save the effort, we present a topic modeling based technique to analyze the words of the original texts to discover the themes that run through them. We also propose a method to automate the process of reviewing the quality of questions on Stack Overflow dataset in order to avoid ballooning the stack overflow with insignificant questions. The proposed method also recommends the appropriate tags for the new post, which averts the creation of unnecessary tags on Stack Overflow.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceeding of the 3rd International Symposium on Women in Computing and Informatics, WCI 2015
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Pages278-283
Number of pages6
Volume10-13-August-2015
ISBN (Electronic)9781450333610
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10-08-2015
Event3rd International Symposium on Women in Computing and Informatics, WCI 2015 - Kerala, India
Duration: 10-08-201513-08-2015

Conference

Conference3rd International Symposium on Women in Computing and Informatics, WCI 2015
CountryIndia
CityKerala
Period10-08-1513-08-15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Ranjitha, R. K., & Singh, S. (2015). Is stack overflow overflowing with questions and tags. In Proceeding of the 3rd International Symposium on Women in Computing and Informatics, WCI 2015 (Vol. 10-13-August-2015, pp. 278-283). Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). https://doi.org/10.1145/2791405.2791537