Automatic Generation of Help

  • Valery Anciaux
  • Christophe Plier

Student thesis: Master typesMaster in Computer science


The purpose of this thesis is to analyze the different tools available for automatic help generation and to describe the Isolde project (Integrated Software and On-Line Documentation Environment), a new tool for writing on-line help. The objective of Isolde is to automatically generate hypertext based on-line help. This project exploits the common grounds between task model and system behavior models. A task modeling tool used to process a particular model has been implemented and is described in this thesis. The task modeling tool is aimed at importing a particular task model into a graphical form and easy to modify structure, then exporting the model in a format usable for natural language generation. An example is provided, together with a demo on disk.
Date of Award1998
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • University of Namur
SupervisorFrancois Bodart (Supervisor) & Jean VANDERDONCKT (Supervisor)

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