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Reducing the Variability of Programmers' Performance Through Explained Examples

By David F. Redmiles


A software tool called EXPLAINER has been developed for helping programmers perform new tasks by exploring previously worked-out examples. EXPLAINER is based on cognitive principles of learning from examples and problem solving by analogy. The interface is based on the principle of making examples accessible through multiple presentation views and multiple representation perspectives. Empirical evaluation has shown that programmers using EXPLAINER exhibit less variability in their performance compared to programmers using a commercially available, searchable on-line manual. These results are related to other studies of programmers and to current methodologies in software engineering

Topics: software engineering, user interface, knowledge representation, semantic networks, learning, analogies, programming plans
Year: 1993
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