Towards Prioritizing Documentation Effort

@article{McBurney2018TowardsPD,
  title={Towards Prioritizing Documentation Effort},
  author={Paul W. McBurney and Siyuan Jiang and Marouane Kessentini and Nicholas A. Kraft and Ameer Armaly and Mohamed Wiem Mkaouer and Collin McMillan},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering},
  year={2018},
  volume={44},
  pages={897-913}
}
Programmers need documentation to comprehend software, but they often lack the time to write it. Thus, programmers must prioritize their documentation effort to ensure that sections of code important to program comprehension are thoroughly explained. In this paper, we explore the possibility of automatically prioritizing documentation effort. We performed two user studies to evaluate the effectiveness of static source code attributes and textual analysis of source code towards prioritizing… CONTINUE READING

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