Effects of Thesaurus in Requirements Elicitation
Junzo Kato, Motoshi Saeki, Atsushi Ohnishi, Haruhiko Kaiya, and Shuichiro Yamamoto.
In Colette Rolland et al., editor, Proc. of
First International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science (RCIS),
pp. 385-400, Ouarzazate, Morocco, Apr. 2007.
We have already established the technique to elicit
software requirements by using thesaurus. In this paper,
we have a comparative experiment to show the effects of
using thesaurus for requirements elicitation. In this
experiment, we had two types of subjects; one is the
subjects without using the thesaurus and the other one is
those with referring to the thesaurus during the
requirements elicitation process. We analyzed their
resulting requirements and evaluated whether the
elicitation process using the thesaurus could improve the
correctness and the completeness of the elicited
requirements. In addition, we discuss the usability of the
thesaurus by investigating how the thesaurus was used.