* ICSE 2018 *
Sun 27 May - Sun 3 June 2018 Gothenburg, Sweden
Wed 30 May 2018 12:00 - 12:20 at J1 room - Human and Social Aspects of Computing I Chair(s): Ita Richardson

The role of sentiment analysis is increasingly emerging to study software developers’ emotions by mining crowd-generated content within social software engineering tools. However, off-the-shelf sentiment analysis tools have been trained on non-technical domains and general-purpose social media, thus resulting in misclassifications of technical jargon and problem reports. Here, we present Senti4SD, a classifier specifically trained to support sentiment analysis in developers’ communication channels. Senti4SD is trained and validated using a gold standard of Stack Overflow questions, answers, and comments manually annotated for sentiment polarity. It exploits a suite of both lexicon- and keyword-based features, as well as semantic features based on word embedding. With respect to a mainstream off-the-shelf tool, which we use as a baseline, Senti4SD reduces the misclassifications of neutral and positive posts as emotionally negative. To encourage replications, we release a lab package including the classifier, the word embedding space, and the gold standard with annotation guidelines.

Wed 30 May
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11:00 - 12:30: Technical Papers - Human and Social Aspects of Computing I at J1 room
Chair(s): Ita RichardsonLero - The Irish Software Research Centre and University of Limerick
icse-2018-Technical-Papers11:00 - 11:20
Bin Lin, Fiorella ZampettiUniversity of Sannio, Gabriele BavotaUniversità della Svizzera italiana (USI), Massimiliano Di PentaUniversity of Sannio, Michele LanzaUniversità della Svizzera italiana (USI), Rocco OlivetoUniversity of Molise
icse-2018-Technical-Papers11:20 - 11:40
Shurui ZhouCarnegie Mellon University, USA, Ştefan Stănciulescu, Olaf Leßenich, Yingfei XiongPeking University, Andrzej WąsowskiIT University of Copenhagen, Denmark, Christian KästnerCarnegie Mellon University
Pre-print File Attached
icse-2018-Technical-Papers11:40 - 12:00
Inayat Rehman, Mehdi MirakhorliRochester Institute of Technology, Mei NagappanUniversity of Waterloo, Azad Aralbay, Matthew Thornton
icse-2018-Journal-first-papers12:00 - 12:20
Fabio CalefatoUniversity of Bari, Filippo LanubileUniversity of Bari, Federico Maiorano, Nicole NovielliUniversity of Bari
DOI Pre-print
icse-2018-Technical-Papers12:20 - 12:30