Traceability Link Mining-Focusing on Usability

Yukiya Yazawa, Shinpei Ogata, Kozo Okano, Haruhiko Kaiya, Hironori Washizaki

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The recovery of traceability links to requirements from a functional model created through analysis/design is crucial to understand existing systems for reuse, improvement or maintenance. Functional and non-functional requirements generally are implicitly interpreted and non-systematically woven into a functional model by analysts/designers. Traditional traceability link recovery methods focusing on terminology or syntactic structure, however, have a recovery limit because such interpretation and weave are not paid enough attention. This paper presents a novel idea to decompose such a functional model into model components in order to accurately trace a components to requirements especially non-functional requirements. We call such the decomposition traceability link mining. A screen transition model is adopted as the functional model because of the focus on usability.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2017 IEEE 41st Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference Workshops, COMPSAC 2017
EditorsClaudio Demartini, Ji-Jiang Yang, Sheikh Iqbal Ahamed, Thomas Conte, Toyokazu Akiyama, Sorel Reisman, Hiroki Takakura, Kamrul Hasan, William Claycomb, Motonori Nakamura, Edmundo Tovar, Zhiyong Zhang, Ling Liu, Chung-Horng Lung, Stelvio Cimato
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781538603673
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Sept 7
Event41st IEEE Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference Workshops, COMPSAC 2017 - Torino, Italy
Duration: 2017 Jul 42017 Jul 8

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Computer Software and Applications Conference
ISSN (Print)0730-3157


Other41st IEEE Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference Workshops, COMPSAC 2017


  • UML
  • traceability link recovery
  • usability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Science Applications


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