CADo – Content Analysis for Software Documentation

This project includes a series of empirical studies on the nature and organization of knowledge contained in the software documentation.

The first phase is to study and compare thousands of API reference documentation provided as part of two major technology platforms: Java SDK 6 and .NET 4.0. The result includes (a) a description of knowledge patterns based on grounded methods and independent empirical validation, (b) insights for the design of documentation retrieval systems, the improvement of documentation quality, and the management of technical knowledge, as well as (c) open source tools for systematically studying software documentation.

The scientific results as well as the companion tools and data sets are published and maintained on this site.


Prof. Dr. Walid Maalej Prof. Martin Robillard Ph.D.
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