University of Missouri-St. Louis
Software development is still considered a bottleneck in the advance of the Information Society. The recently started FACIT-SME European FP-7 project targets to facilitate the use and sharing of Software Engineering methods and best practices among software developing SMEs. On top of an Open Reference Model (ORM) serving as an underlying knowledge backbone, specific filtering/search mechanisms will support the identification of adequate processes and practices for specific enterprise needs. In this paper, the authors focus on the proposal of knowledge-based text analysis and retrieval techniques which will form a key component of the advanced filtering mechanisms of the project. The proposed solution is designed to be more powerful and flexible than standard syntactic search techniques, but also to be easily applicable for any SME.