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KaitoroCap: a document navigation capture and visualisation tool
conference contributionposted on 2011-07-01, 00:00 authored by M T Su, J Hosking, John Grundy
To facilitate the usage of software architecture documents (ADs), we claim the architectural information in the ADs needs to be structured into or presented as chunks. A chunk allows related information to be retrieved collectively as a unit and simplifies information location tasks. We propose a new semi-automated approach based on the actual usage of ADs by previous users, i.e. by capturing users' exploration paths through ADs while engaging in information seeking tasks and making these paths available for future retracing and analysis. As part of our work, we developed KaitoroCap, a document navigation capture and visualisation tool. Its main features are exploration paths capture, retrieval, analysis, hierarchical tree-view visualization of paths, path searching, section rating, tagging, commenting, expanding/collapsing and page model generation to enable dynamic restructuring of ADs. This paper describes the design, implementation and usage examples of KaitoroCap.
EventIEEE Computer Society. Conference (9th : 2011 : Boulder, Colo.)
SeriesIEEE Computer Society Conference
Pagination359 - 362
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Place of publicationPiscataway, N.J.
Publication classificationE Conference publication; E1.1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice2011, IEEE
Title of proceedingsWICSA 2011 : Architecture across boundaries : Proceedings of the 2011 Ninth Working IEEE/IFIP Conference on Software Architecture