System Name
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System Builders Paris,Vander Linden, Lu
Development Dates 1999-2002
Languages English
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The Integrated Software and On-Line Documentation Environment (ISOLDE) is a novel, integrated software environment developed by the IIT group at CSIRO with Calvin College in the United States, and is partially funded by the US Office of Naval Research.

ISOLDE is providing the opportunity to streamline the software production and software documentation process, while facilitating the development of a usable, easily upgraded application. Inherent in the design is the ability to re-use software in upgrades or to totally new generation applications, with dynamically updated documentation and interaction models to match the changes. Automatic and semi-automatic task modelling forms an additional important area of work within this project. The system has been evaluated.



Main reference

N. Colineau, C. Paris, and K. Vander Linden.
An Evaluation of Procedural Instructional Text.
In Proceedings of the International Natural Language Generation Conference (INLG), pages 128--135, New York, 2002.

C. Lu, S.and Paris and K. Vander Linden.
Towards the automatic generation of task models from object oriented diagrams.
In Stephane Chatty and Prasun Dewan, editors, Engineering for Human-Computer Interaction. Kluwer academic publishers, Boston, 1999.

C. Paris, K. Vander Linden, and S. Lu.
Where Do Instructions Come From? Knowledge Acquisition and Specification for Instructional Text.
In T. Becker and S. Busemann, editors, IMPACTS in Natural Language Generation: NLG Between Technology and Applications, pages 1--10, Schloss Dagstuhl, Germany, 2000.
Proceedings of a COLING 2000 Workshop. Available as: DFKI report D-00-01.

C. Paris, K. Vander Linden, and S. Lu.
Automatic Generation of On-line Help: a System Based on Practical Issues.
In Proceedings of the 2001 Australasian Natural Language Processing Workshop, Sydney, Australia, 2001.

C. Paris, J. Tarby, and Keith Vander Linden.
A Flexible Environment for Building Task Models.
In Proceedings of Human Computer Interaction conference HCI 2001, Lille, France, 2001.

C. Paris, K. Vander Linden, and S. Lu.
Automatic Document Creation from Software Specifications.
In Proceedings of the Australian Document Computing Symposium, Sydney, 1998.

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