Coreference Resolution for Software Architecture Documentation

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Vortragende(r) Quang Dao
Vortragstyp Bachelorarbeit
Betreuer(in) Jan Keim
Termin Fr 1. Juli 2022
Vortragsmodus in Präsenz
Kurzfassung In software engineering, software architecture documentation plays an important role. It contains many essential information regarding reasoning and design decisions. Therefore, many activities are proposed to deal with documentation for various reasons, e.g., extract- ing information or keeping different forms of documentation consistent. These activities often involve automatic processing of documentation, for example traceability link recovery (TLR). However, there can be problems for automatic processing when coreferences are present in documentation. A coreference occurs when two or more mentions refer to the same entity. These mentions can be different and create ambiguities, for example when there are pronouns. To overcome this problem, this thesis proposes two contributions to resolve coreferences in software architecture documentation.

The first contribution is to explore the performance of existing coreference resolution models for software architecture documentation. The second is to divide coreference resolution into many more specific type of resolutions, like pronoun resolution, abbreviation resolution, etc.