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Developer-Centric Knowledge Mining from Large Open-Source Software Repositories

Objective

Recent reports state that the adoption of open-source software (OSS) helps, resulting in savings of about $60 billion per year to consumers. However, the use of OSS also comes at enormous cost: choosing among OSS projects and maintaining dependence on continuously changing software requires a large investment. Deciding if an OSS project meets the required standards for adoption is hard, and keeping up-to-date with an evolving project is even harder. It involves analysing code, documentation, online discussions, and issue trackers. There is too much information to process manually and it is common that uninformed decisions have to be made with detrimental effects.

CROSSMINER remedies this by automatically extracting the required knowledge and injecting it into the IDE of the developers, at the time they need it to make their design decisions. This allows them to reduce their effort in knowledge acquisition and to increase the quality of their code. CROSSMINER uniquely combines advanced software project analyses with online monitoring in the IDE. The developer will be monitored to infer which information is timely, based on readily available knowledge stored earlier by a set of advanced offline deep analyses of related OSS projects.

To achieve this timely and ambitious goal, CROSSMINER combines six end-user partners (in the domains of IoT, multi-sector IT services, API co-evolution, software analytics, software quality assurance, and OSS forges), along with R&D partners that have a long track-record in conducting cutting-edge research on large-scale software analytics, natural language processing, reverse engineering of software components, model-driven engineering, and delivering results in the form of widely-used, sustainable and industrial-strength OSS. The development of the CROSSMINER platform is guided by an advisory board of world-class experts and the dissemination of the project will be led by The Open Group.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/internet/internet of things
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/natural language processing
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services
  • /humanities/languages and literature/languages - general

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2016-1
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

X/OPEN COMPANY LIMITED
Address
Forbury Road Apex Plaza
RG1 1AX Reading
United Kingdom
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 351 800

Participants (12)

UNIVERSITY OF YORK
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 578 895
Address
Heslington
YO10 5DD York North Yorkshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DELL'AQUILA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 380 922,50
Address
Piazza Santa Margherita 2
67100 L Aquila
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EDGE HILL UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 462 831,25
Address
St Helens Road
L39 4QP Ormskirk
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STICHTING NEDERLANDSE WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK INSTITUTEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 458 386,25
Address
Winthontlaan 2
3526 KV Utrecht
Activity type
Research Organisations
ATHENS UNIVERSITY OF ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS - RESEARCH CENTER
Greece
EU contribution
€ 321 425
Address
Kefallinias Street 46
11251 Athens
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNPARALLEL INNOVATION LDA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 290 910
Address
Rua Das Lendas Algarvias Lote 123
8500-794 Portimao
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SOFTEAM
France
EU contribution
€ 405 736,25
Address
21 Avenue Victor Hugo
75016 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FRONTENDART SZOFTVER KFT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 362 868,75
Address
Somogyi Utca 19
6720 Szeged
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BITERGIUM SLL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 210 683,75
Address
C Navarra 5 4D
28921 Alcorcon Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
OW2
France
EU contribution
€ 272 395
Address
114 Boulevard Haussmann
75008 Paris
Activity type
Other
ECLIPSE FOUNDATION EUROPE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 213 890
Address
Annastrasse 46
64673 Zwingenberg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CASTALIA SOLUTIONS
France
EU contribution
€ 208 263,75
Address
10 Rue De Penthièvre
75008 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)