Using Semantics to Aid Scenario-Based Analysis
Scenario-based analysis describes customer needs and focuses on different aspects of information systems. A scenario typically has several metrics which compute specific information about transaction data, organizational structures and configuration settings. The selection and configuration of metrics is not a trivial task and normally cannot be reused over different information systems. Therefore, this paper shows how semantics can aid this process. In fact, the proposed semantically aided analysis approach supports all the five phases of the scenario-based analysis process: selection of metrics relevant to a given scenario, their configuration and execution, evaluation of returned results and reporting of results.