Preprint version. Published in 3rd ACM International Workshop on Traceability in Emerging Forms of Software Engineering (TEFSE’2005) Proceedings: Long Beach, CA, November 1, 2005, pages 20-23.
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The human analyst is required as an active participant in the traceability process. Work to date has focused on automated methods that generate traceability information. There is a need for study of what the analysts do with traceability information as well as a study of how they make decisions.