Sourcerer is an ongoing research project at the University of California, Irvine aimed at exploring open source projects through the use of code analysis. The existence of an extremely large body of open source code presents a tremendous opportunity for software engineering research. Not only do we leverage this code for our own research, but we provide the open source Sourcerer Infrastructure and curated datasets for other researchers to use.
The Sourcerer Infrastructure is composed of a number of layers.
Complete information, including Datasets, Tutorials, and a comprehensive Publication List are availble on The Sourcerer Project website.
This work has received a Best Paper Award at Mining Software Repositories 2009 for “Mining Search Topics From A Code Search Engine Usage Logs” by alumnus Sushil Krishna Bajracharya and Prof. Cristina Videira Lopes.