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Transforming Natural Language into Controlled Language for Requirements Elicitation: A Knowledge Representation Approach [chapter]

Carlos Mario Zapata J, Bell Manrique
2012 Advances in Knowledge Representation  
At the beginning of this process, a team of analysts and stakeholders must capture the requirements belonging to the domain-expressed in natural language-in which the future software application must work  ...  The representation of the conceptual domain knowledge related to the requirements elicitation has been addressed by several models.  ...  Natural language and controlled language in requirements elicitation The requirements elicitation process needs, as a basis for the entire process, the usage of two kinds of languages: Natural Language  ... 
doi:10.5772/38311 fatcat:abcwypovcvfhzhrm2lvocrzmy4

Integrating Natural Language Techniques in OO-Method [chapter]

Isabel Díaz, Lidia Moreno, Inmaculada Fuentes, Oscar Pastor
2005 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
An approach that involves natural language analysis techniques for the treatment of software system functional requirements is described in this paper.  ...  For this purpose, a translator that is based on natural language parser is used.  ...  The construction of the Conceptual Model is supported by the models obtained during the OO-Method Requirements Engineering Phase [3] .  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-30586-6_60 fatcat:rhmhh32infbolo2ao6b6cnuxmq

Intelligent requirements engineering from natural language and their chaining toward CAD models [article]

Alain-Jérôme Fougères, Egon Ostrosi
2020 arXiv   pre-print
This paper proposes an intelligent method for requirements engineering from natural language and their chaining toward CAD models.  ...  Based on the isomorphism between conceptual graphs and predicate logic, a formal language of the specification is proposed.  ...  Intelligent requirements engineering from natural language and its chaining toward CAD models improve the time and quality of requirements.  ... 
arXiv:2007.07825v1 fatcat:5nv72ro7dnaetobuuiyqk4luv4

Situating natural language understanding within experience-based design

Justin Peterson, Kavi Mahesh, Ashok Goel
1994 International Journal of Human-Computer Studies  
In this article, we report on our work on a model of understanding natural language design speci cations of physical devices such as simple electrical circuits.  ...  The third investigation demonstrates the extensibility of KA's theory of natural language understanding by showing that KA can interpret user feedback as well as design requirements.  ...  Acknowledgements This work has been supported by the National Science Foundation (research grant IRI-92-10925), the O ce of Naval Research (research contract N00014-92-J-1234), and Northern Telecom (research  ... 
doi:10.1006/ijhc.1994.1085 fatcat:pvjx232o2vh5ldxfhu3hxwisle

Alecsi : An expert system for requirements engineering [chapter]

C. Cauvet, C. Proix, C. Rolland
1991 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
The tool takes user requirements expressed either with natural language sentences or in graphical form as input and produces conceptual structures.  ...  The paper aims at presenting a conceptual modelling expert system so-called ALECSI to support requirements engineering.  ...  of the natural language assertions and their mapping onto a net of concepts.  ... 
doi:10.1007/3-540-54059-8_79 fatcat:6rhfi6rcbvdpveobj2yqmzpqsi

The Integration Technology for Collective Expert Knowledge in the Tasks of Developing Scenarios for Vocational Guidance and Employees' Rehabilitation

Andrey Vitalievich Gorokhov, Igor Valerievich Petukhov, Lyudmila Aleksandrovna Steshina
2017 Eurasia Journal of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education  
The functionally targeted approach enables the integration of collective expert knowledge at the stage of creating a conceptual model.  ...  Collective expert knowledge is formalized by the conceptual modeling method.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The research results were obtained with the support of grant No. 25.1095.2017/4.6 "Intellectual training system to support vocational guidance and psycho-physiological rehabilitation of  ... 
doi:10.12973/ejmste/80012 fatcat:3hfn3z3hhfctvanpjagneoirrm

The adaptive nature of ``meaning as understanding''

Gábor Győri
2005 Acta Linguistica Hungarica  
In the paper I discuss semantic change as a cognitive adaptation process which flexibly adjusts the culturally shared conceptual category system of a language to changing conditions in the environment.  ...  In this light the cognitive function of the mental machinery of conceptualization and imagery -as the basis of meaning as understanding -is the adaptive construal of phenomena.  ...  The cognitive function of language requires that language as a social cognitive model be adjusted to these changes.  ... 
doi:10.1556/aling.52.2005.2-3.4 fatcat:q6iyvnysqfhzzm2eheyzngnvji

NLG4RE: How NL Generation Can Support Validation in RE

Bert de Brock, Coen Suurmond
2022 Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality  
We provide a set of rules to generate natural language expressions from both the Conceptual Data Model and the SSDs that are understandable by the user ('Informalisation of formal requirements').  ...  Contribution to validation: We introduce a form of Natural Language Generation (the NLG in the title) by defining a grammar and mapping rules to precise and unambiguous expressions in natural language,  ...  Sections 4 and 6 give mapping methods to explain Conceptual Data Models and textual SSDs (respectively) in natural language to the user community.  ... 
dblp:conf/refsq/BrockS22 fatcat:rfozike7rjffbjqi37cve7assu

Interoperability Constraints and Requirements Formal Modelling and Checking Framework [chapter]

Vincent Chapurlat, Matthieu Roque
2010 IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology  
This paper aims to present and formalize the foundations of a modeling and checking framework for system requirements management.  ...  It is illustrated by the study of interoperability requirements having to be respected all along collaborative (private or public) processes.  ...  requirements checking in a multi languages and multi view modeling environment. A research work about multi agents systems integration is now under development.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-16358-6_28 fatcat:y6txgrm5czf7rpjxrh5ab23jl4

Future Directions of Conceptual Modeling [chapter]

Peter P. Chen, Bernhard Thalheim, Leah Y. Wong
1999 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
This paper discusses several important future research directions in conceptual modeling.  ...  Also, the selection of research topics is independent of their difficulties.  ...  form of natural languages.  ... 
doi:10.1007/3-540-48854-5_23 fatcat:pw2yclmmczeyhmjlsljmjlxcgm

Adaptive Concept Map Approach for Software Requirements Validation

Ahmed A. Ahmed, Faculty of computers and information, Helwan University, Egypt, Ayman E. Khedr, Sherif A. Kholeif, Faculty of computers and information, Helwan University, Egypt, Faculty of computers and information, Helwan University, Egypt
2019 Future Computing and Informatics Journal  
There are some commonly used bases to validate user requirements such as: Natural language, Design description languages, Graphical notations and Mathematical specification languages.  ...  Requirements validation is one of the most significant and critical parts of the requirements engineering.  ...  All this will be clarified through the following section: Natural Language Natural language is one of the most important bases to software requirements validation.  ... 
doi:10.54623/fue.fcij.4.1.4 fatcat:ikp5ha6cfbhsnaopmjb4lxmsjy

Model-based generation of natural language specifications [article]

Phan Vo Thu Nhat, Maria Spichkova
2016 arXiv   pre-print
This paper presents an ongoing work on generating natural language specifications from formal models.  ...  Thus, a natural language specification that reflects all the aspects of the formal model might help to understand the model and be especially useful for the stakeholders who do not know the corresponding  ...  Gangopadhyay [14] suggested to design a conceptual model from a functional model, expressed in natural language sentences.  ... 
arXiv:1612.01680v1 fatcat:qb7d5flvdbfl5gfh2aptcxgqfe

Repository for Business Rules Based IS Requirements

Kęstutis Kapočius, Rimantas Butleris
2006 Informatica  
The repository model supports the storage and management of all components of the captured requirements, including functions, business decisions, data sources, conceptual data model elements, business  ...  In this paper the architecture of the requirements repository, which is at the core of the proposed method, is presented.  ...  Of course, a natural language templates-based model could be developed for terms and facts, but it would have to be sophisticated enough to make conceptual data model generation possible.  ... 
doi:10.15388/informatica.2006.151 fatcat:6cp3ck5jkfftpptlzyblz4aqmu

Proactive Support for Conceptual Design Synthesis of Sheet Metal Components [chapter]

F. Rehman, X-T. Yan
2003 Recent Advances in Integrated Design and Manufacturing in Mechanical Engineering  
It includes natural language syntax based representations, graph based approaches and graphical modeling of components.  ...  This research used natural language representation of functions in the form of verb (operator)_noun (operand) like Provide (operator)_ Assembly (operand).  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-94-017-0161-7_18 fatcat:q7p3o7ofwrfupov6myf7cmfihu

ReSA: An ontology-based requirement specification language tailored to automotive systems

Nesredin Mahmud, Cristina Seceleanu, Oscar Ljungkrantz
2015 10th IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Embedded Systems (SIES)  
In this paper, we propose a language, called ReSA, which allows requirements specification at various levels of abstraction, modeled in the architectural language of EAST-ADL.  ...  However, automotive industry often relies on requirements specified in ambiguous natural language, sometimes in large and incomprehensible documents.  ...  Describing ASL Requirements in Natural Language: Issues According to the current development status of ASL, there are 17 use cases and 32 scenarios that are formulated to capture functional and extra-functional  ... 
doi:10.1109/sies.2015.7185035 dblp:conf/sies/MahmudSL15 fatcat:3cgh2iwckff2hh4fw5vm4ta2mq
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