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ASE 2019
Sun 10 - Fri 15 November 2019 San Diego, California, United States
Tue 12 Nov 2019 13:40 - 14:00 at Cortez 2&3 - Natural Language and Human Aspects Chair(s): Bogdan Vasilescu

Developers often look for solutions to programming problems in community Q&A sites like Stack Overflow. Due to the crowdsourcing nature of these Q&A sites, many userprovided answers are wrong, less optimal or out-of-date. Relying on community-curated quality indicators (e.g., accepted answer, answer vote) cannot reliably identify these answer problems. Such problematic answers are often criticized by other users. However, these critiques are not readily discoverable when reading the posts. In this paper, we consider the answers being criticized and their critique posts as controversial discussions in community Q&A sites. To help developers notice such controversial discussions and make more informed choices of appropriate solutions, we design an automatic open information extraction approach for systematically discovering and summarizing the controversies in Stack Overflow and exploiting official API documentation to assist the understanding of the discovered controversies.We apply our approach to millions of java/androidtagged Stack overflow questions and answers and discover a large scale of controversial discussions in Stack Overflow. Our manual evaluation confirms that the extracted controversy information is of high accuracy. A user study with 18 developers demonstrates the usefulness of our generated controversy summaries in helping developers avoid the controversial answers and choose more appropriate solutions to programming questions.

Tue 12 Nov

ase-2019-paper-presentations
13:40 - 15:20: Papers - Natural Language and Human Aspects at Cortez 2&3
Chair(s): Bogdan VasilescuCarnegie Mellon University
ase-2019-papers13:40 - 14:00
Talk
Xiaoxue RenZhejiang University, Zhenchang XingAustralia National University, Xin XiaMonash University, Guoqiang LiShanghai Jiao Tong University, Jianling SunZhejiang University
Pre-print
ase-2019-papers14:00 - 14:20
Talk
Cuiyun GaoNanyang Technological University, Singapore, Jichuan ZengThe Chinese University of Hong Kong, Xin XiaMonash University, David LoSingapore Management University, Michael LyuThe Chinese University of Hong Kong, Irwin KingThe Chinese University of Hong Kong
Pre-print
ase-2019-papers14:20 - 14:40
Talk
Zhongxin LiuZhejiang University, Xin XiaMonash University, Christoph TreudeThe University of Adelaide, David LoSingapore Management University, Shanping LiZhejiang University
Pre-print
ase-2019-Journal-First-Presentations14:40 - 15:00
Talk
Abhishek Sharma Singapore Management University, Singapore, Yuan TianQueens University, Kingston, Canada, Agus SulistyaSchool of Information Systems, Singapore Management University, Dinusha WijedasaSchool of Information Systems, Singapore Management University, David LoSingapore Management University
Pre-print
ase-2019-Demonstrations15:00 - 15:10
Demonstration
Sadika AmreenUniversity of Tennessee Knoxville, Andrey KarnauchUniversity of Tennessee Knoxville, Audris MockusUniversity of Tennessee - Knoxville
ase-2019-Demonstrations15:10 - 15:20
Demonstration
Tianjiao DuShanghai JiaoTong University, Junming CaoShanghai JiaoTong University, Qinyue WuShanghai JiaoTong University, Wei LiShanghai JiaoTong University, Beijun ShenSchool of Electronic Information and Electrical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Yuting ChenShanghai Jiao Tong University