Text-mining techniques and tools for systematic literature reviews: A systematic literature review

Feng, L. and Chiam, Y.K. and Lo, S.K. (2017) Text-mining techniques and tools for systematic literature reviews: A systematic literature review. In: 24th Asia-Pacific Software Engineering Conference 2017 (APSEC 2017), 4-8 December 2017, Nanjing University International Conference Center, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China.

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Abstract

pite the importance of conducting systematic literature reviews (SLRs) for identifying the research gaps in software engineering (SE) research, SLRs arc a complex, multi-stage, and time-consuming process if performed manually. Conducting an SLR in line with the guidelines and practice in the SE domain requires considerable effort and expertise. The objective of this SLR is to identify and classify text-mining techniques and tools that can help facilitate SLR activities. This study also investigates the adoption of text-mining (TM) techniques to support SLR in the SE domain. We performed a mixed search strategy to identify relevant studies published from January 1,2004, to December 31, 20Hi. We shortlisted 32 papers into the final set of relevant studies published in the SE, medicine and social science disciplines. The majority of the text-mining techniques attempted to support the study selection stage. Only 12 out of the 14 studies in the SE domain applied text-mining techniques, focusing primarily on facilitating the search and study selection stages. By learning from the experience of applying TM techniques in clinical medicine and social science fields, we believe that SE researchers can adopt appropriate SLR automation strategies for use in the SE field.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Conference paper
Uncontrolled Keywords: Text mining techniques; Systematic literature review; Tool Support
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Computer Science & Information Technology
Depositing User: Mr. Mohd Safri
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2018 08:18
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2018 08:18
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/18515

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