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PREREQIR: Recovering Pre-Requirements via Cluster Analysis

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PREREQIR: Recovering Pre-Requirements via Cluster Analysis
High-level software artifacts, such as requirements, domain-specific requirements, and so on, are an important source of information that is often neglected during the reverse- and re-engineering processes. We posit that domain specific pre-requirements information (PRI) can be obtained by eliciting the stakeholders’ understanding of generic systems or domains. We discuss the semi-automatic recovery of domain-specific PRI that can then be used during reverse- and re-engineering, for example, to recover traceability links or to assess the degree of obsolescence of a system with respect to competing systems and the clients’ expectations. We present a method using partition around medoids and agglomerative clustering for obtaining, structuring, analyzing, and labeling textual PRI from a group of diverse stakeholders. We validate our method using PRI for the development of a generic Web browser provided by 22 different stakeholders. We show that, for a similarity threshold of about 0....
Jane Huffman Hayes, Giuliano Antoniol, Yann-Ga&eum
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Type Conference
Year 2008
Where WCRE
Authors Jane Huffman Hayes, Giuliano Antoniol, Yann-Gaël Guéhéneuc
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