ToolDAy: a tool for domain analysis

Abstract

Domain analysis is the process of identifying and documenting common and variable characteristics of systems in a specific domain. This process is a large and complex one, involving many interrelated activities, making it essential to have a tool support for aiding the process. We present a domain analysis tool called ToolDAy that has the purpose of making the process semi-automatic. The requirements definition presented were based on the results of a systematic review that analyzed several existing tools. Furthermore, this article describes the tool architecture, implementation and its evaluations (two as a controlled experiment and one as an industrial case study) with three different domains. The results of these evaluations indicate that the tool can aid the domain analyst to achieve systematic reuse in an effective way.

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Lisboa, L.B., Garcia, V.C., de Almeida, E.S. et al. ToolDAy: a tool for domain analysis. Int J Softw Tools Technol Transfer 13, 337–353 (2011). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10009-010-0174-6

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Keywords

  • ToolDay
  • Domain analysis
  • Tool
  • Software reuse