Semantic recovery of traceability links between system artifacts

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dc.contributor.author Álvarez Rodríguez, José María
dc.contributor.author Mendieta Zuniga, Roy Arturo
dc.contributor.author Moreno Pelayo, Valentín
dc.contributor.author Sánchez Puebla Rodríguez, Miguel Ángel
dc.contributor.author Llorens Morillo, Juan Bautista
dc.date.accessioned 2022-03-23T11:22:10Z
dc.date.available 2022-03-23T11:22:10Z
dc.date.issued 2020-11-10
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Álvarez-Rodríguez, J.M., Mendieta, R., Moreno, V., Sánchez-Puebla, M., Llorens, J. (2020). Semantic recovery of traceability links between system artifacts. International Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering, 30(10), pp. 1415-1442
dc.identifier.issn 0218-1940
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10016/34445
dc.description.abstract This paper introduces a mechanism to recover traceability links between the requirements and logical models in the context of critical systems development. Currently, lifecycle processes are covered by a good number of tools that are used to generate different types of artifacts. One of the cornerstone capabilities in the development of critical systems lies in the possibility of automatically recovery traceability links between system artifacts generated in different lifecycle stages. To do so, it is necessary to establish to what extent two or more of these work products are similar, dependent or should be explicitly linked together. However, the different types of artifacts and their internal representation depict a major challenge to unify how system artifacts are represented and, then, linked together. That is why, in this work, a concept-based representation is introduced to provide a semantic and unified description of any system artifact. Furthermore, a traceability function is defined and implemented to exploit this new semantic representation and to support the recovery of traceability links between different types of system artifacts. In order to evaluate the traceability function, a case study in the railway domain is conducted to compare the precision and recall of recovery traceability links between text-based requirements and logical model elements. As the main outcome of this work, the use of a concept-based paradigm to represent that system artifacts are demonstrated as a building block to automatically recover traceability links within the development lifecycle of critical systems.
dc.description.sponsorship The research leading to these results has received funding from the H2020 ECSEL Joint Undertaking (JU) under Grant Agreement No. 826452 \Arrowhead Tools for Engineering of Digitalisation Solutions" and from speci¯c national programs and/or funding authorities.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher World Scientific
dc.rights © 2020, World Scientific Publishing Company
dc.subject.other software traceability
dc.subject.other software system artifact representation
dc.subject.other software reuse
dc.title Semantic recovery of traceability links between system artifacts
dc.type article
dc.subject.eciencia Informática
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1142/s0218194020400197
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020/826452
dc.type.version acceptedVersion
dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 1415
dc.identifier.publicationissue 10
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage 1442
dc.identifier.publicationtitle INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOFTWARE ENGINEERING AND KNOWLEDGE ENGINEERING
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 30
dc.identifier.uxxi AR/0000026239
dc.contributor.funder European Commission
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