Ontology-Driven Guidance for Requirements Elicitation

S. Farfeleder, T Moser, A. Krall, T. Stalhane, I. Omoronyia, H. Zojer:
"Ontology-Driven Guidance for Requirements Elicitation";
Vortrag: 8th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2011), Heraklion, Greece; 29.05.2011 - 02.06.2011; in:"Proceedings of 8th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2011)", (2011), S. 1 - 15.

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Abstract:


Requirements managers aim at keeping their sets of requirements
well-defined, consistent and up to date throughout a project´s life
cycle. Semantic web technologies have found many valuable applications
in the field of requirements engineering, with most of them focusing on
requirements analysis. However the usability of results originating from
such requirements analyses strongly depends on the quality of the original
requirements, which often are defined using natural language expressions
without meaningful structures. In this work we present the
prototypic implementation of a semantic guidance system used to assist
requirements engineers with capturing requirements using a semi-formal
representation. The semantic guidance system uses concepts, relations
and axioms of a domain ontology to provide a list of suggestions the requirements
engineer can build on to define requirements. The semantic
guidance system is evaluated based on a domain ontology and a set of
requirements from the aerospace domain. The evaluation results show
that the semantic guidance system effectively supports requirements engineers
in defining well-structured requirements.