Analysing cryptographic questions on online sources

Cryptographic algorithms massively depend on mathematics and computer science. The cryptographic algorithms are designed in a way that breaking them is considered a hard task by adversaries. However, not all developers are familiar with cryptographic concepts and algorithms. As a result, they ask their uncertainties on online sources such as Stack Overflow and Crypto StackExchange. Provided answers by the aforementioned communities are varied in terms of quality and correctness.
This seminar project aims to extract questions and answers concerning cryptography-related questions from the two online sources (Stack Overflow and Crypto StackExchange), and store them in a relational database. Ultimately, we are interested to analyze the mined data to investigate the topics covered by cryptographic-related questions, the most popular ones, and the most difficult ones to answer.


Mohammadreza Hazhirpasand