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Title: Improving Reliability of Spectrum Analysis for Software Quality Requirements Using TCM
Author(s): Haruhiko Kaiya, Masaaki Tanigawa, Shunichi Suzuki, Tomonori Sato, Akira Osada, and Kenji Kaijiri.
Source: IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems, Vol. E93-D, No. 4, pp. 702-712, Apr. 2010.

Quality requirements are scattered over a requirements specification, thus it is hard to measure and trace such quality requirements to validate the specification against stakeholders' needs. We proposed a technique called "spectrum analysis for quality requirements" which enabled analysts to sort a requirements specification to measure and track quality requirements in the specification. In the same way as a spectrum in optics, a quality spectrum of a specification shows a quantitative feature of the specification with respect to quality. Therefore, we can compare a specification of a system to another one with respect to quality. As a result, we can validate such a specification because we can check whether the specification has common quality features and know its specific features against specifications of existing similar systems. However, our first spectrumanalysis for quality requirements required a lot of effort and knowledge of a problem domain and it was hard to reuse such knowledge to reduce the effort. We thus introduce domain knowledge called term-characteristic map (TCM) to reuse the knowledge for our quality spectrum analysis. Through several experiments, we evaluate our spectrum analysis, and main finding are as follows. First, we confirmed specifications of similar systems have similar quality spectra. Second, results of spectrum analysis using TCM are objective, i.e., different analysts can generate almost the same spectra when they analyze the same specification.
BibTeX Entry:
    Title="{Improving Reliability of Spectrum Analysis for Software Quality Requirements Using TCM}",
    Author="Haruhiko Kaiya  and Masaaki Tanigawa and Shunichi Suzuki  and Tomonori Sato  and Akira Osada  and Kenji Kaijiri  ",
    Journal="IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems",

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