Using text mining and link analysis for software
Many data mining techniques are these days in use for ontology learning – text mining, Web mining, graph mining, link analysis, relational data mining, and so on. In the current state-of-the-art bundle there is a lack of “software mining” techniques. This term denotes the process of extracting knowledge out of source code. In this paper we approach the software mining task with a combination of text mining and link analysis techniques. We discuss how each instance (i.e. a programming construct such as a class or a method) can be converted into a feature vector that combines the information about how the instance is interlinked with other instances, and the information about its (textual) content. The so-obtained feature vectors serve as the basis for the construction of the domain ontology with OntoGen, an existing system for semi-automatic data-driven ontology construction.