We were wondering, whether it is possible to use new technologies to support the effort prone steps in empirical research. In particular, identifying relevant papers for systematic literature reviews, extracting information from them to decide whether they are relevant, and analyzing the relevant one with regard to the research questions is a effort consuming task. As we saw from the use of Watson in a medical environment, where they support decision making based on a thousands of scientific papers, we are currently attempting similar for empirical software engineering research. We started with a published systematic literature review, took the paper the authors considered relevant and fed Watson with it. <TB continued>

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