KaitoroCap: A document navigation capture and visualisation tool

Moon Ting Su, John Hosking, John Grundy

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 9th Working IEEE/IFIP Conference on on Software Architecture, WICSA 2011
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages359-362
Number of pages4
Volume2011-June
ISBN (Print)9780769543512
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event9th Working IEEE/IFIP Conference on on Software Architecture, WICSA 2011 - Boulder, United States of America
Duration: 20 Jun 201124 Jun 2011

Conference

Conference9th Working IEEE/IFIP Conference on on Software Architecture, WICSA 2011
CountryUnited States of America
CityBoulder
Period20/06/1124/06/11

Keywords

  • Capturing tool
  • Exploration
  • Navigation
  • Software architecture document

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