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Analyzing Web Search Behavior for Software Engineering Tasks [article]

Nikitha Rao, Chetan Bansal, Thomas Zimmermann, Ahmed Hassan Awadallah, Nachiappan Nagappan
2020 arXiv   pre-print
In this work, we present the first large-scale analysis of web search behavior for SE tasks using the search query logs from Bing, a commercial web search engine.  ...  Additionally, we found that there are six major intent categories for which web search is used in software engineering.  ...  IV). 2) We propose a taxonomy of intents to characterize the web search behavior for software engineering tasks.  ... 
arXiv:1912.09519v3 fatcat:bdah3un2uneoxprepiyvmf4j3e

Analyzing Web Search Strategy of Software Developers to Modify Source Codes

Keitaro NAKASAI, Masateru TSUNODA, Kenichi MATSUMOTO
2022 IEICE transactions on information and systems  
All sub- jects used Japanese for the web search engine.  ...  SUMMARY Software developers often use a web search engine to im- prove work efficiency.  ... 
doi:10.1587/transinf.2021mpl0004 fatcat:brcb43ta5jbbdmtmzrbqzfhp3u

Extracting and analyzing time-series HCI data from screen-captured task videos

Lingfeng Bao, Jing Li, Zhenchang Xing, Xinyu Wang, Xin Xia, Bo Zhou
2016 Empirical Software Engineering  
Our survey of existing studies on human aspects in software engineering shows that screen-captured videos have been widely used to record developers' behavior and study software engineering practices.  ...  We also study the developer's micro-level behavior patterns in software development from the quantitative analysis.  ...  For web browser, the application content has the URL of the web page currently visited and a query if the web page is a search engine result.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10664-015-9417-1 fatcat:mabled6225ce3p3y3ct4ori7dm

An Empirical Study of Software Exceptions in the Field using Search Logs [article]

Foyzul Hassan, Chetan Bansal, Nachiappan Nagappan, Thomas Zimmermann, Ahmed Hassan Awadallah
2020 arXiv   pre-print
Software engineers spend a substantial amount of time using Web search to accomplish software engineering tasks.  ...  While debugging a bug or crash, one of the common practices of software engineers is to search for information about the associated error or exception traces on the internet.  ...  Several research studies have been performed to understand how software engineers search for code [18, 60] and use Web search for various tasks [56, 71] .  ... 
arXiv:2006.00385v1 fatcat:2xl6syuf55enflecdcwhveldyi

What help do developers seek, when and how?

Hongwei Li, Zhenchang Xing, Xin Peng, Wenyun Zhao
2013 2013 20th Working Conference on Reverse Engineering (WCRE)  
Our study includes two human experiments, involving 24 developers and two typical software development tasks.  ...  Our study provides a detailed understanding of help seeking activities in software engineering, the challenges that software developers face, and the limitations of existing tool support.  ...  Help Seeking Process To understand the dynamic perspective of help seeking in software engineering, we analyzed task video transcripts for distinct phases using open coding [18] and a grounded theory  ... 
doi:10.1109/wcre.2013.6671289 dblp:conf/wcre/LiXPZ13 fatcat:m45p2msj7bfitjju2d5xv2qsne

Evaluating How Developers Use General-Purpose Web-Search for Code Retrieval [article]

Md Masudur Rahman, Jed Barson, Sydney Paul, Joshua Kayan, Federico Andres Lois, Sebastian Fernandez Quezada, Christopher Parnin, Kathryn T. Stolee, Baishakhi Ray
2018 arXiv   pre-print
Search is an integral part of a software development process.  ...  In this paper, we explore whether a general purpose search engine like Google is an optimal choice for code-related searches.  ...  We also analyze how this behavior varies for code and non-code related searches. RQ3. How do task sessions vary for code and non-code related search tasks?  ... 
arXiv:1803.08612v1 fatcat:f4rshpfx4fflnmgimku62r667a

scvRipper: Video Scraping Tool for Modeling Developers' Behavior Using Interaction Data

Lingfeng Bao, Jing Li, Zhenchang Xing, Xinyu Wang, Bo Zhou
2015 2015 IEEE/ACM 37th IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering  
This tool can address the increasing need for automatic behavioral data collection methods in the studies of human aspects of software engineering. Demo video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?  ...  v=DElYOhids8Y 2015 IEEE/ACM 37th IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering 978-1-4799-1934-5/15 $31.00  ...  INTRODUCTION An important area in studying human aspects of software engineering is to model and analyze the developers' information needs and behavior patterns in different software development tasks  ... 
doi:10.1109/icse.2015.220 dblp:conf/icse/BaoLXWZ15 fatcat:iu5j343yzjdfdag3cpsgjm7fdq

Do Ads Matter? An Exploration of Web Search Behavior, Visual Hierarchy, and Search Engine Results Pages

Adrienne Hall Phillips, Ruijiao (Rachel) Yang, Soussan Djamasbi
2013 2013 46th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences  
We also examine web page search behavior and how it can affect user experience.  ...  Users tend to ignore advertisements when viewing a web page, however, when searching for a specific product or service, advertisements can be very useful.  ...  Task For the searching tasks, participants needed to use Google search engine to search certain specific information based on the assigned scenario. The key words were given.  ... 
doi:10.1109/hicss.2013.181 dblp:conf/hicss/PhillipsYD13 fatcat:xijnlf4qifeq7odrq5eqqefd2u

Information seeking on the Web by women in IT professions

Chun Wei Choo, Christine Marton
2003 Internet Research  
The model is applied empirically to analyze the Web information seeking behavior of 24 women in IT professions over a two-week period.  ...  The paper develops a behavioral model of Web information seeking that identifies four complementary modes of information seeking: undirected viewing, conditioned viewing, informal search, and formal search  ...  Moreover, task interacted significantly with both search engine and cognitive abilities to influence how users searched the Web.  ... 
doi:10.1108/10662240310488951 fatcat:n4iqbrv7hbgw7fk6xxgafrc3ai

Does it matter which search engine is used? A user study using post-task relevance judgments [article]

Sebastian Suenkler, Dirk Lewandowski
2017 arXiv   pre-print
the results they were presented with in their search sessions (but which they did not click on), (3) The quality of the results from the competing search engine for their queries (which they did not see  ...  The objective of this research was to find out how the two search engines Google and Bing perform when users work freely on pre-defined tasks, and judge the relevance of the results immediately after finishing  ...  Users work on search tasks using a search engine or other web resource of their choice while all interactions are logged in the background. When they finish the task, the logged data get analyzed.  ... 
arXiv:1710.08390v1 fatcat:ayhnb75dpza45p3tnac53qjd4e

Reverse engineering time-series interaction data from screen-captured videos

Lingfeng Bao, Jing Li, Zhenchang Xing, Xinyu Wang, Bo Zhou
2015 2015 IEEE 22nd International Conference on Software Analysis, Evolution, and Reengineering (SANER)  
Many studies use screen-capture software (e.g., Snagit) to record developers' behavior as they work on software development tasks.  ...  Such behavioral data can help researchers and practitioners understand and improve software engineering practices from human perspective.  ...  It also demonstrated the usefulness of the extracted time-series interaction data in modeling ana analyzing the developers' online search behavior during software development.  ... 
doi:10.1109/saner.2015.7081850 dblp:conf/wcre/BaoLXWZ15 fatcat:vrois2jfrnd35hyqvqtr5mrx4q

Investigating variation in querying behavior for image searches on the web

Youngok Choi
2010 Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology  
This study analyzed query iterations and query length during image searching processes on the Web from a naturalistic approach.  ...  The study discussed implications and future areas to be investigated with contextual factors and pattern of query modification in understanding interactive information searching behavior for image search  ...  It is interesting to point out that while image search engines served as the main tool for image searching, participants also used general Web search engines in searching for images.  ... 
doi:10.1002/meet.14504701220 fatcat:khasgvgegncgfp2vok6btthftq

Differences and similarities in information seeking: children and adults as Web users

Dania Bilal, Joe Kirby
2002 Information Processing & Management  
This study examined the success and information seeking behaviors of seventh-grade science students and graduate students in information science in using Yahooligans! Web search engine/directory.  ...  It investigated these users' cognitive, affective, and physical behaviors as they sought the answer for a factfinding task.  ...  ., cognitive behavior), feelings (i.e., affective behavior), and actions (physical behavior) as they used Yahooligans! Web search engine/directory to find the correct answer to a fact-finding task.  ... 
doi:10.1016/s0306-4573(01)00057-7 fatcat:bjnhp6q75vdkzhikoameu3on7q

Beyond logs and surveys: In-depth measures of people's web use skills

Eszter Hargittai
2002 Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology  
Rather, the Web allows for a myriad of search strategies.  ...  Although there are numerous studies of Web search techniques, these studies often limit their focus to just one part of the search process and are not based on the behavior of the general user population  ...  Acknowledgments I would like to thank Paul DiMaggio for his insightful comments on this project and Stan Katz for his ongoing support.  ... 
doi:10.1002/asi.10166 fatcat:7bxwo5suezcerodz5ngq53nzka

A systematic literature review on intelligent user interfaces

Taisa G. Gonçalves, Christophe Kolski, Káthia M. de Oliveira, Guilherme H. Travassos, Emmanuelle Grislin-Le Strugeon
2019 Proceedings of the 31st Conference on l'Interaction Homme-Machine Adjunct - IHM '19  
The user interfaces promote the interaction with the software system to achieve the users' goals.  ...  In this way different types of interaction are provided, such as direct manipulation, web UI or tangible interaction.  ...  The search string was executed twice in two search engines (Scopus -indexes content from 24,600 working titles and 5,000 publishers (source: https://www.elsevier.com/solutions/scopus) -and Web of Science  ... 
doi:10.1145/3366551.3370344 dblp:conf/ihm/GoncalvesKOTS19 fatcat:uz5th6cnyzfdhfu7lbs43hqgoe
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