Duplicate management in software documentation maintenance

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Abstract

Software today is becoming increasingly more complex and extensive, and its documentation is becoming more and more complicated. During the software life cycle documentation tends to accumulate a lot of duplicates due to copy-pasting: first, some text fragment is copied, possibly multiple times, then each copy is modified, possibly in its own way; thus, different copies of the initial fragment become near duplicates. Depending on the document type, duplicates can be either desired or not. In either case, they need to be managed during documentation lifecycle. This paper introduces a duplicate management process and shows how it could be applied in documentation maintenance. An example of duplicate management for industrial documentation is presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)195-201
Number of pages7
JournalCEUR Workshop Proceedings
Volume1989
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2017
Event5th International Conference on Actual Problems of System and Software Engineering, APSSE 2017 - Moscow
Duration: 14 Nov 201716 Nov 2017

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