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A Machine Learning Approach Towards Automatic Software Design Pattern Recognition Across Multiple Programming Languages

  • As the amount of software source code increases, manual approaches for documentation or detection of software design patterns in source code become inefficient relative to the value. Furthermore, typical automatic pattern detection tools are limited to a single programming language. To address this, our Design Pattern Detection using Machine Learning (DPDML) offers a generalized and programming language agnostic approach for automated design pattern detection based on machine learning (ML). The focus of our evaluation was on ensuring DPDML can reasonably detect one design pattern in the structural, creational, and behavioral category for two popular programming languages (Java and C#). 60 unique Java and C# code projects were used to train the artificial neural network (ANN) and 15 projects were then used to test pattern detection. The results show the feasibility and potential for pursuing an ANN approach for automated design pattern detection.

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Author:Roy OberhauserORCiD
Institutional Author:Roy Oberhauser
Source Title (English):Proceedings of the Fifteenth International Conference on Software Engineering Advances
Conference Name:ICSEA 2020
Conference Date:18 - 22 Oktober
Conference Place:Porto, Portugal
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Year of Completion:2020
Release Date:2020/12/14
Number of Pages:6
First Page:27
Last Page:32
DDC classes:000 Allgemeines, Informatik, Informationswissenschaft
Open Access:Open Access