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Type: Conference paper
Title: TaskNav: task-based navigation of software documentation
Author: Treude, C.
Sicard, M.
Klocke, M.
Robillard, M.
Citation: Proceedings of the 37th International Conference on Software Engineering, 2015 / Bertolino, A., Canfora, G., Elbaum, S. (ed./s), vol.2, pp.649-652
Publisher: IEEE
Issue Date: 2015
ISBN: 9781479919345
ISSN: 0270-5257
Conference Name: 37th International Workshop on Software Architecture and Metrics (SAM) (16 May 2015 - 24 May 2015 : Florence, Italy)
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Christoph Treude, Mathieu Sicard, Marc Klocke, and Martin Robillard
Abstract: To help developers navigate documentation, we introduce TaskNav, a tool that automatically discovers and indexes task descriptions in software documentation. With TaskNav, we conceptualize tasks as specific programming actions that have been described in the documentation. TaskNav presents these extracted task descriptions along with concepts, code elements, and section headers in an auto-complete search interface. Our preliminary evaluation indicates that search results identified through extracted task descriptions are more helpful to developers than those found through other means, and that they help bridge the gap between documentation structure and the information needs of software developers.
Rights: © 2015 IEEE
RMID: 0030041641
DOI: 10.1109/ICSE.2015.214
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