Proceedings: GI 2005

An empirical investigation of capture and access for software requirements activities

Heather Richter, Chris Miller, Gregory Abowd, Idris Hsi

Proceedings of Graphics Interface 2005: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, 9 - 11 May 2005, 121-128

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    author = {Richter, Heather and Miller, Chris and Abowd, Gregory and Hsi, Idris},
    title = {An empirical investigation of capture and access for software requirements activities},
    booktitle = {Proceedings of Graphics Interface 2005},
    series = {GI 2005},
    year = {2005},
    issn = {0713-5424},
    isbn = {1-56881-265-5},
    location = {Victoria, British Columbia, Canada},
    pages = {121--128},
    numpages = {8},
    publisher = {Canadian Human-Computer Communications Society},
    address = {School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada},


Researchers have been exploring the ubiquitous capture and access of meetings for the past decade. Yet, few evaluations of these systems have demonstrated the benefits from using recorded meeting information. We are exploring the capture and access of Knowledge Acquisition sessions, discussions to understand the problems and requirements that feed systems development. In this paper, we evaluate the use of these recordings in creating a requirements document. We show that recordings of discussions will not be utilized without appropriate structure and indexing. Our study demonstrates how captured information can be used in such a task and the potential benefits that use may afford.