Empirical language analysis in software linguistics

Jean Marie Favre, Dragan Gasevic, Ralf Lämmel, Ekaterina Pek

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Software linguistics is the science of software languages. In this short paper, we sketch the general discipline of software linguistics, but our focus is on one part of it: empirical analysis of software languages. Such analysis is concerned with understanding language usage on the grounds of a corpus. In this short paper, we sketch a survey on empirical language analysis, and we argue that the research method of content analysis is needed for a thorough survey.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSoftware Language Engineering - Third International Conference, SLE 2010, Revised Selected Papers
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 9 Mar 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event3rd International Conference on Software Language Engineering, SLE 2010 - Eindhoven, Netherlands
Duration: 12 Oct 201013 Oct 2010

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume6563 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference3rd International Conference on Software Language Engineering, SLE 2010

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