Software documents are used to capture and communicate knowledge in software projects. It is important that this knowledge can be retrieved efficiently and effectively, to prevent wasted time and errors that negatively affect the quality of software. In this paper we investigate how software professionals search for knowledge in documentation. We studied the search behaviour of professionals in industry. Prior knowledge helps professionals to search software documents efficiently and effectively. However, it can also misguide professionals to an incomplete search.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 14th ACM Symposium on Document Engineering (DocEng)|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
|Event||The 14th ACM Symposium on Document Engineering (DocEng) - |
Duration: 16 Sep 2014 → 19 Sep 2014
|Conference||The 14th ACM Symposium on Document Engineering (DocEng)|
|Period||16/09/14 → 19/09/14|