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Fakhoury*, Sarah; Ma*, Yuzhan; Arnaoudova, Venera; Adesope, Olusola

The Effect of Poor Source Code Lexicon and Readability on Developers' Cognitive Load (Inproceeding)

Proceedings of the International Conference on Program Comprehension (ICPC), pp. to appear, 2018.

(Links | BibTeX | Tags: empirical study, linguistic antipatterns, program comprehension, source code identifiers)

Fakhoury*, Sarah; Arnaoudova, Venera; Noiseux*, Cedric; Khomh, Foutse; Antoniol, Giuliano

Keep it simple: is deep learning good for linguistic smell detection? (Inproceeding)

Proceedings of the International Conference on Software Analysis, Evolution, and Reengineering (SANER)—REproducibility Studies and NEgative Results (RENE) Track, 2018.

(Links | BibTeX | Tags: deep learning, empirical study, linguistic antipatterns, machine learning, source code identifiers, source code readability)


Guerrouj, Latifa; Kermansaravi, Zeinab; Arnaoudova, Venera; Fung, Benjamin; Khomh, Foutse; Antoniol, Giuliano; Guéhéneuc, Yann-Gaël

Investigating the relation between lexical smells and change- and fault-proneness: an empirical study (Journal Article)

Software Quality Journal (SQJ), 25 (3), pp. 641–670, 2017.

(BibTeX | Tags: change proneness, fault proneness, linguistic antipatterns, source code identifiers)


Arnaoudova, Venera; Di Penta, Massimiliano; Antoniol, Giuliano

Linguistic Antipatterns: What They are and How Developers Perceive Them (Journal Article)

Empirical Software Engineering (EMSE), 21 (1), pp. 104–158, 2015.

(Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: developers' perception, empirical study, linguistic antipatterns, natural language processing, source code identifiers)


Arnaoudova, Venera

Towards Improving the Code Lexicon and its Consistency (PhD Thesis)

Polytechnique Montréal, 2014.

(Links | BibTeX | Tags: developers' perception, empirical study, fault prediction, linguistic antipatterns, program comprehension, renaming, source code identifiers)


Arnaoudova, Venera

Improving Source Code Quality through the Definition of Linguistic Anti-patterns (Inproceeding)

Doctoral Symposium of the Working Conference on Reverse Engineering (WCRE), pp. 285–288, 2010.

(BibTeX | Tags: linguistic antipatterns, program comprehension, software quality)