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Melbourne, Australia
Sept. 19, 2005 to Sept. 20, 2005
ISBN: 0-7695-2472-9
pp: 223-230
Haruhiko Kaiya , Shinshu University, Japan
Motoshi Saeki , Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
ABSTRACT
We propose a software requirements analysis method based on domain ontology technique, where we can establish a mapping between a software requirements specification and the domain ontology that represents semantic components. Our ontology system consists of a thesaurus and inference rules and the thesaurus part comprises domain specific concepts and relationships suitable for semantic processing. It allows requirements engineers to analyze a requirements specification with respect to the semantics of the application domain. More concretely, we demonstrate following three kinds of semantic processing through a case study, (1) detecting incompleteness and inconsistency included in a requirements specification, (2) measuring the quality of a specification with respect to its meaning and (3) predicting requirements changes based on semantic analysis on a change history.
INDEX TERMS
Requirements Engineering, Lightweight semantic processing, Thesaurus.
CITATION
Haruhiko Kaiya, Motoshi Saeki, "Ontology Based Requirements Analysis: Lightweight Semantic Processing Approach", QSIC, 2005, Quality Software, International Conference on, Quality Software, International Conference on 2005, pp. 223-230, doi:10.1109/QSIC.2005.46
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