Automatic generation of tutorial systems from development information and evaluation

Hajime Iwata*, Junko Shirogane, Yoshiaki Fukazawa

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Recent complicated software functions have made it difficult for end users to operate them. Thus, it becomes important to learn how to operate them easily and effectively. Employing a tutorial system is the most suitable approach for learning how to operate software functions. A tutorial system demonstrates how to operate using the actual software. However, development of tutorial systems requires much time and costs. Therefore, we propose a method of generating tutorial systems based on use case diagrams, sequence diagrams and test cases. In our method, a generated tutorial system shows function names extracted from use case diagrams, how to operate along with sequence diagrams, and text string input and item selection using data from tost cases. We evaluate the burden placed on developers by the requirement of generating tutorial systems and whether the tutorial system generated by our method performs software operation correctly.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-74
Number of pages12
JournalComputer Software
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Dec 17

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software


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