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.
|Title of host publication||RE '10: Proceedings of the 2010 18th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
|Event||2010 18th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE) - Sydney, Australia|
Duration: 17 Sep 2010 → 1 Oct 2010
|Conference||2010 18th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE)|
|Period||17/09/10 → 1/10/10|