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Akbar, M.A., Khan, A.A. & Huang, Z. Multicriteria decision making taxonomy of code recommendation system challenges: a fuzzy-AHP analysis. Inf Technol Manag 24, 115–131 (2023).

Multicriteria decision making taxonomy of code recommendation system challenges : a fuzzy‑AHP analysis

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Author: Akbar, Muhammad Azeem1; Khan, Arif Ali2,3; Huang, Zhiqiu4
Organizations: 1Software Engineering Department, Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology, 53851 Lappeenranta, Finland
2Faculty of Information Technology, University of Jyvaskyla, Jyvaskyla, Finland
3M3S Empirical Software Engineering Research Unit, University of Oulu, 90014, Oulu, Finland
4College of Computer Science and Technology, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing 211100, China
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Version: published version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Springer Nature, 2023
Publish Date: 2023-09-25


The recommendation systems plays an important role in today’s life as it assist in reliable selection of common utilities. The code recommendation system is being used by the code databases (GitHub, source frog etc.) aiming to recommend the more appropriate code to the users. There are several factors that could negatively impact the performance of code recommendation systems (CRS). This study aims to empirically explore the challenges that could have critical impact on the performance of the CRS. Using systematic literature review and questionnaire survey approaches, 19 challenges were identified. Secondly, the investigated challenges were further prioritized using fuzzy-AHP analysis. The identification of challenges, their categorization and the fuzzy-AHP analysis provides the prioritization-based taxonomy of explored challenges. The study findings will assist the real-world industry experts and to academic researchers to improve and develop the new techniques for the improvement of CRS.

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Series: Information technology & management
ISSN: 1385-951X
ISSN-E: 1573-7667
ISSN-L: 1385-951X
Volume: 24
Issue: 2
Pages: 115 - 131
DOI: 10.1007/s10799-021-00355-3
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
Funding: Open Access funding provided by University of Oulu including Oulu University Hospital.
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