SemTrace: Semantic Requirements Tracing Using Explicit Requirement Knowledge

T Moser, S. Biffl:
"SemTrace: Semantic Requirements Tracing Using Explicit Requirement Knowledge";
Vortrag: 10th International Conference on Ontologies, Databases, and Applications of Semantics (ODBASE 2011), Crete, Greece; 18.10.2011 - 20.10.2011; in:"Proceedings of 10th International Conference on Ontologies, Databases, and Applications of Semantics (ODBASE 2011)", (2011), S. 1 - 15.

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Abstract:


In the software engineering (SE) domain the EU challenge
on semantic systems and services motivates better support of knowledge
creation as well as better access of SE stakeholders to the knowledge
they need to perform their activities. Application Lifecycle Management
(ALM) is the coordination of development lifecycle activities by process
automation, management of relationships between artifacts, and report-
ing on development progress. ALM focuses on the integration of knowl-
edge between the tools that support SE roles and thus seems particularly
well suited to leverage bene ts from advanced semantic technologies and
services that overcome limitations from semantic gaps in today's hetero-
geneous SE platforms. In this paper, we present a semantic requirements
tracing approach (SemTrace), which makes the implicit interdependen-
cies between requirements and other artifacts explicit. We evaluate the
proposed approach in a change impact analysis use case. Initial results
show that the SemTrace approach allows for a
exibly identi cation of
semantically connected artifacts in SE projects..