A domain ontology building process for guiding requirements elicitation

Omoronyia, I. , Sindre, G., Stålhane, T., Biffl, S., Moser, T. and Sunindyo, W. (2010) A domain ontology building process for guiding requirements elicitation. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 6182, pp. 188-202. (doi:10.1007/978-3-642-14192-8_18)

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[Context and motivation] In Requirements Management, ontologies are used to reconcile gaps in the knowledge and common understanding among stakeholders during requirement elicitation, and therefore significantly improve the quality of the elicited requirements.<p></p> [Question/problem] However, a precondition of state-of-the-art ontology approaches for requirements elicitation is an existing domain ontology. While this is not a trivial precondition, there are only a few reports on approaches to systematically and efficiently build domain ontologies, and these approaches are often highly biased towards their intended use.<p></p> [Principal ideas/results] In this paper, we investigate an approach for building domain ontologies suitable for guiding requirements elicitation. We evaluate the feasibility of the approach based on a real-world industrial use case by analyzing natural language text from technical standards.<p></p> [Contribution] A major outcome is that the proposed approach can help reduce the effort of building domain ontologies from the scratch.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:Paper presented at the 16th International Working Conference, REFSQ 2010, Essen, Germany, 30 Jun-2 Jul 2010<p></p> ISBN: 9783642141911
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Omoronyia, Dr Inah
Authors: Omoronyia, I., Sindre, G., Stålhane, T., Biffl, S., Moser, T., and Sunindyo, W.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Journal Name:Lecture Notes in Computer Science

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