Preprint version. Published in PROMISE ’2005: International Workshop on Predictor Models in Software Engineering at ICSE’05: St. Louis, MO., May 15, 2005.
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NOTE: At the time of publication, the author Alexander Dekhtyar was not yet affiliated with Cal Poly.
We summarize the results of our requirements tracing work to date, focusing on our empirical results with open source datasets. Specifically, we describe the problem of after-the-fact requirements tracing for Verification and Validation (V&V) analysts, we provide a brief overview of Information Retrieval methods we have applied as well as measures used to evaluate them, we describe our tracing tool, and we present the results of a number of empirical studies. Two of the open source datasets that we have used are available to the research community at http://promise.site.uottawa.ca/SERepository/.