DRESREM 2: An analysis system for multi-document software review using reviewers' eye movements

Hidetake Uwano, Akito Monden, Ken Ichi Matsumoto

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Abstract

To build high-reliability software in software development, software review is essential. Typically, software review requires documents from multiple phases such as requirements specification, design document and source code to reveal the inconsistencies among them and to ensure the traceability of deliverables. However, most previous studies on software review (reading) techniques focus on finding defects in a single document in their experiments. In this paper, we propose a multi-document review evaluation system, DRESREM 2. This system records reviewers' eye movements and mouse/keyboard operations for analysis. We conducted eye gaze analysis of reviewers in design document review with multiple documents (including requirements specification, design document, etc.) to confirm the usefulness of the system. For the performance analysis, we recorded defect detection ratio, detection time per defect, and fixation ratio of eye movements on each document. As a result, reviewers who concentrated their eye movements on requirements specification found more defects in the design document. We believe this result is good evidence to encourage developers to read high-level documents when reviewing low-level documents.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - The 3rd International Conference on Software Engineering Advances, ICSEA 2008, Includes ENTISY 2008
Subtitle of host publicationInternational Workshop on Enterprise Information Systems
Pages177-183
Number of pages7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 22 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event3rd International Conference on Software Engineering Advances, ICSEA 2008 - Sliema, Malta
Duration: Oct 26 2008Oct 31 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings - The 3rd International Conference on Software Engineering Advances, ICSEA 2008, Includes ENTISY 2008: International Workshop on Enterprise Information Systems

Other

Other3rd International Conference on Software Engineering Advances, ICSEA 2008
CountryMalta
CitySliema
Period10/26/0810/31/08

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Software

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    Uwano, H., Monden, A., & Matsumoto, K. I. (2008). DRESREM 2: An analysis system for multi-document software review using reviewers' eye movements. In Proceedings - The 3rd International Conference on Software Engineering Advances, ICSEA 2008, Includes ENTISY 2008: International Workshop on Enterprise Information Systems (pp. 177-183). [4668106] (Proceedings - The 3rd International Conference on Software Engineering Advances, ICSEA 2008, Includes ENTISY 2008: International Workshop on Enterprise Information Systems). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICSEA.2008.49