• Heuristic and rule-based knowledge acquisition: classification of numeral strings in text

      Min, KH; MacDonell, S; Moon, Y (Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 2006)
      This paper describes the rule-based classification of numerals and strings that include numerals, composed of a number and semantic unit(s) that indicate a SPEED, NUMBER, or other measure, at three levels: morphological, ...
    • How reliable are systematic reviews in empirical software engineering?

      MacDonell, S; Shepperd, M; Kitchenham, B; Mendes, E (IEEE Computer Society, 2010)
      BACKGROUND-The systematic review is becoming a more commonly employed research instrument in empirical software engineering. Before undue reliance is placed on the outcomes of such reviews it would seem useful to consider ...
    • How repeatable are systematic reviews?

      MacDonell, SG (Brunel University, 2006)
      As a discipline relatively new to the conduct of systematic reviews it could be said that we are still "finding our way" in undertaking them. Still far from the norm in empirical software engineering, we are having to ...
    • IDENTIFIED (integrated dictionary-based extraction of non-language-dependent token information for forensic identification, examination, and discrimination): A dictionary-based system for extracting source code metrics for software forensics

      Gray, A; Sallis, P; MacDonell, S (IEEE, 1998)
      The frequency and severity of computer-based attacks such as viruses and worms, logic bombs, trojan horses, computer fraud, and plagiarism of software code have all become of increasing concern to many of those involved ...
    • IDENTIFIED: software authorship analysis with case-based reasoning

      Sallis, PJ; MacDonell, SG; MacLennan, G; Gray, AR; Kilgour, RI (AUT UniversityDBLP, 1998)
      Software forensics is the use of authorship analysis techniques to analyse computer programs for a legal or official purpose. This generally consists of plagiarism detection and malicious code analysis. IDENTIFIED is a ...
    • Improving web information retrieval using shared contexts

      Connor, AM; Limbu, DK; MacDonell, SG; Pears, R (Information Sciences and Computer Engineering, 2010)
      The effective utilisation of a user’s context in improving the performance of web search engines is a subject of intense research interest. In particular, much attention has been directed to the enhancement of queries and ...
    • Improving web search using contextual retrieval

      Limbu, DK; Connor, AM; Pears, R; MacDonell, SG (IEEE Computer Society Press, 2009)
      Contextual retrieval is a critical technique for todaypsilas search engines in terms of facilitating queries and returning relevant information. This paper reports on the development and evaluation of a system designed to ...
    • Industry practices in project management for multimedia information systems

      MacDonell, SG; Fletcher, T; Wong, BLW (© 2011 World Scientific Publishing, 1999)
      This paper describes ongoing research directed at formulating a set of appropriate measures for assessing and ultimately predicting effort requirements for multimedia systems development. Whilst significant advances have ...
    • Insights into domain knowledge sharing in software development practice

      Buchan, J; Ekadharmawan, CH; MacDonell, SG (IEEE Computer Society Press, 2009)
      The collaborative development of shared understanding is crucial to the success of software development projects. It is also a challenging and volatile process in practice. Small organizations may be especially vulnerable ...
    • Integrate the GM(1,1) and Verhulst models to predict software stage effort

      Wang, Y; Song, QB; MacDonell, S; Shepperd, M; Shen, JY (IEEE Computer Systems, 2009)
      Software effort prediction clearly plays a crucial role in software project management. In keeping with more dynamic approaches to software development, it is not sufficient to only predict the whole-project effort at an ...
    • IS development practice in New Zealand organisations

      McLeod, L; MacDonell, SG; Doolin, B (Australian Computer Society Inc, 2009)
      A survey of New Zealand organisations with 200 or more full-time employees was undertaken in order to obtain an updated assessment of IS development practice. Over the period surveyed (2001-2003), larger organisations (500 ...
    • Maximising data retention from the ISBSG repository

      Deng, K; MacDonell, SG (The British Computer Society (BCS), 2008)
      Background: In 1997 the International Software Benchmarking Standards Group (ISBSG) began to collect data on software projects. Since then they have provided copies of their repository to researchers and practitioners, ...
    • Membership function extraction from software development project managers

      Gray, AR; MacDonell, SG (University of Otago, 1999)
      Software metrics are measurements of development processes, products, and resources. Once these measurements have been specified and collected they can be used as variables in empirically calibrated models for a wide range ...
    • Memory models for improving tabu search with real continuous variables

      Connor, AM (IEEE, 2006)
      This paper proposes that current memory models in use for tabu search algorithms are at best evolving, as opposed to adaptive, and that improvements can be made by considering the nature of human memory. By introducing new ...
    • Metric selection for effort assessment in multimedia systems development

      MacDonell, SG; Fletcher, T (IEEE, 1998)
      This paper describes ongoing research directed at formulating a set of appropriate metrics for assessing effort requirements for multimedia systems development. An exploratory investigation of the factors that are considered ...
    • Metrics for database systems: an empirical study

      MacDonell, SG; Shepperd, MJ; Sallis, PJ (IEEE Computer Society Press, 1997)
      An important task for any software project manager is to be able to predict and control project size and development effort. Unfortunately, there is comparatively little work, other than function points, that tackles the ...
    • Minimum cost polygon overlay with rectangular shape stock panels

      Siringoringo, WS; Connor, AM; Clements, N; Alexander, N (Taylor & Francis, 2008)
      Minimum Cost Polygon Overlay (MCPO) is a unique two-dimensional optimization problem that involves the task of covering a polygon shaped area with a series of rectangular shaped panels. This has a number of applications ...
    • Mining developer communication streams

      Connor, AM; Finlay, J.A.; Pears, R (Academy & Industry Research Collaboration Center (AIRCC) Publishing Corporation, 2014)
      This paper explores the concepts of modelling a software development project as a process that results in the creation of a continuous stream of data. In terms of the Jazz repository used in this research, one aspect of ...
    • Mining software metrics from the jazz repository

      Connor, AM (ARPN Journal of Systems and Software, 2011)
      This paper describes the extraction of source code metrics from the Jazz repository and the systematic application of data mining techniques to identify the most useful of those metrics for predicting the success or failure ...
    • Mobile services and applications: towards a balanced adoption model

      Petrova, K; MacDonell, SG (IARIA/XPS (Xpert Publishing Services), 2010)
      This paper synthesizes prior research to develop a novel model for the study of the adoption of mobile business services and applications incorporating a demand and supply perspective. The model complements and extends ...