On the Effectiveness of Abstraction Identification in Requirements Engineering

Ricardo Gacitua, Peter Sawyer, Vincenzo Gervasi

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Abstract

The identification of abstractions, i.e. terms that have a particular significance in a given domain, and such that they can indirectly characterize the most salient features of the document in which they appear, has often been recognized as a useful tool in the analysis of domain descriptions and requirements documents in software development. In this paper we propose a new technique for the identification of single- and multi-word abstractions named Relevance driven abstraction identification (RAI) and a corresponding tool implementation, present an experiment comparing the effectiveness of our technique with human judgement and with a different technique proposed in the literature, and discuss a number of ways in which the abstractions so identified can be used to good profit in requirements engineering.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRE '10: Proceedings of the 2010 18th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference
PublisherIEEE
Pages5-14
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-8022-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event2010 18th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE) - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 17 Sep 20101 Oct 2010

Conference

Conference2010 18th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE)
CountryAustralia
CitySydney
Period17/09/101/10/10

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