An empirical investigation of language-based editing paradigms

Toleman, Mark A. and Welsh, Jim (1995) An empirical investigation of language-based editing paradigms. In: 1995 Australasian Computer-Human Interaction Conference (OzCHI 1995): A Light Into The Future , 27-30 Nov 1995, Wollongong, Australia.


We have been concerned for some time with the lack of rigorous experimental evaluation of design options chosen for tools used by software engineers. In a series of studies of various evaluation techniques we conducted an empirical usability study of a design issue (choice of editing paradigm for language-based editors) that has reached a 'subjective stalemate' in the research community. This usability study, although limited to some extent by sample size and user type, has shown little advantage to either tree-building or text-recognition and probably indicated that some hybrid of the two is more appropriate.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: c. 1995 Computer Human Interaction Special Interest Group of the Ergonomics Society of Australia.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Maths and Computing
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2010 23:31
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2013 05:48
Uncontrolled Keywords: usability study; language-based editors
Fields of Research : 10 Technology > 1006 Computer Hardware > 100605 Performance Evaluation; Testing and Simulation of Reliability
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0803 Computer Software > 080309 Software Engineering
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 89 Information and Communication Services > 8902 Computer Software and Services > 890299 Computer Software and Services not elsewhere classified

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