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System and Method to Improve Information Development Efficiency

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000238986D
Publication Date: 2014-Sep-30

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Abstract

This invention is to mitigate the GAP between software behavior and product document through invention of new system/method to enable automatic/intelligent operation notebook generation accompanying with the testing execution process. The key idea of this invention is to identify instrument points and leverage the technology of Binary Code Instrumentation(BCI) to inject calls to callback methods into targeted classes at class load time to record the key actions, and then transform these activities to semantic language for text document.

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System and Method to Improve Information Development Efficiency

1 Background


1.1 Field of this invention

This invention is intended to automatically/intelligently generate software product operation notebook accompanying with testing execution process.


1.2 Background

According to the statistics, about 13% are document issues and concentrate on the following two areas:


Document is not specific and clear enough to enable customer quickly filter out useful information

Document is not accurate and up-to-date, it would mislead customer and lead to PMR generation as result.

It's common practice for modern software industry to setup independent ID team. ID team usually separates from product team, even locates in different countries. Usually, they don't own strong technical background and product expertise. In highly competitive market, one product has to evolve with quick pace. It may enlarge the huge GAP exists between product team and ID team.

According to the investigation result, they normally spend 50% ~ 60% efforts to learn product behavior, installation, deployment and configuration. Product operation description usually occupies about 50% in one typical product document. The fact we need to deeply concern about is that we spend high cost to achieve the result we receive large amount customer PMR for product document.

We intend to mitigate the GAP between software behavior and product document through invention of new system/method to enable automatic/intelligent operation notebook generation accompanying with the testing execution process. It could act as the basis for ID team to compose product document. It surely could highly improve efficiency and accuracy of product document according to above analysis.

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1.3 Prior Art

The following terms are used to search for the prior arts, however we did not search out very similar results. We selected some related and analyzed them in this section.

"Automate document creation" "Document generator" "Document generation system" "Document generation software" "Document instrument"

1.3.1 US11/100,667: System and/or method for document generation

This patent identified embodiments of methods, apparatuses, devices and systems associated with document generation. For example, methods, apparatuses, devices, and systems associated with formatting content for display are disclosed. Including method apparatuses, devices, and systems to read a data file and a template file, create one or more sub-assemblies based at least in part on said template file and/or said data file; and execute one or more tags in said template file to populate said one or more sub-assemblies with data from said data file.

This patent did not identify or resolve how to generate the raw data which can be used to make up a document from software products.


1.3.2 US12/247,039: Methods and apparatus for generating a dynamic document

This patent identify a dynamic document generator system and method provides a we...