Talk given at ICSM 2008 Conference in Beijing, China.
Duplicate Bug reports are commonly to pollute bug reporting systems and have negative effects on a development teams' productivity. Therefore, duplicate bug reports are ignored, once identified. The findings in this research work show, that duplicate reports actually contain extra information that is not present in the original bug reports and developers can potentially benefit from this information. We conduct experiments and a case study on ECLIPSE to quantify the amount of extra information. We show that this extra information can be used to enhance techniques related to bug fixing, such as triaging.