Paper: CogentHelp: NLG Meets SE In A Tool For Authoring Dynamically Generated On-Line Help

ACL ID A97-1038
Title CogentHelp: NLG Meets SE In A Tool For Authoring Dynamically Generated On-Line Help
Venue Applied Natural Language Processing Conference
Session Main Conference
Year 1997
Authors

CogentHelp is a prototype tool for au- thoring dynamically generated on-line help for applications with graphical user inter- faces, embodying the "evolution-friendly" properties of tools in the literate program- ming tradition. In this paper, we describe CogentHelp, highlighting the usefulness of certain natural language generation tech- niques in supporting software-engineering goals for help authoring tools -- princi- pally, quality and evolvability of help texts.