Mining Unstructured Data

Today's software developers are supported by a variety of tools, such as version control systems like GIT, Issue Tracking Systems like BugZilla, and mailing list services. As such we have a wide range of information recorded in the repositories in which these tools store their data. These repositories comprise two types of data: Structured Data and Unstructured Data. Structured data, such as source code or execution traces, has a well-established structure and grammar, and is straightforward to parse and use with computer machinery. Unstructured data, such as documentation, discussions, comments, customer support requests, consists of a mixture of natural language text, snippets of structured data, and noise. Mining unstructured data poses many hard challenges, since out-of-the box approaches adopted from related fields such as Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Information Retrieval (IR) cannot be directly applied in the Software Engineering domain. The goal of this half-day workshop is to address these challenges and aims to make the knowledge contained in unstructured data repositories accessible to practitioners and researchers.


The 2012 Workshop on Mining Unstructured Data is co-located with the 10th Working Conference on Reverse Engineering (WCRE'12), which will take place from October 15th to October 18th in beautiful Kingston, Ontario, Canada. We are organizing MUD'12 as a half-day workshop on October 17th. There will be no overlap of interests between the workshop's scope of mining unstructured data and the main conference tracks on that day.

Latest News

[October 19th, 2012]
Workshop Resources are now available, including papers, keynote and a transcript of the Panel Discussion session!

[October 10th, 2012]
The final program for the Workshop is now ONLINE!

[September 20th, 2012]
We have updated the submission website. Please use the official MUD'12 EasyChair installation instead of the WCRE'12 one. Sorry for the confusion!

[September 12th, 2012]
We are pleased to have Rocco Oliveto on board to give a keynote!

[September 10th, 2012]
We have assembled a wonderful Program Committee for the workshop.

[August 15th, 2012]
Download your copy of the printed call for papers here (PDF)