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Quality analysis of NL requirements: an industrial case study

A. Bucchiarone, S. Gnesi, P. Pierini
2005 13th IEEE International Conference on Requirements Engineering (RE'05)  
QuARS (Quality Analyzer for Requirements Specifications) is an automatic analyzer of such requirement documents, developed by ISTI -CNR, that can be adopted to evaluate the document quality by linguistic  ...  The case study investigates and highlights the efficacy and the role of such proposed support in the Siemens C.N.X. development process. * IMT (Institutions Markets Technologies) Graduate School, Via San  ...  We have applied then the defined process to an industrial case studies.  ... 
doi:10.1109/re.2005.53 dblp:conf/re/BucchiaroneGP05 fatcat:arw6dpkysnh2lewoejmrbxi6ca

Automatic Checking of Conformance to Requirement Boilerplates via Text Chunking: An Industrial Case Study

Chetan Arora, Mehrdad Sabetzadeh, Lionel Briand, Frank Zimmer, Raul Gnaga
2013 2013 ACM / IEEE International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement  
We use an exploratory case study, conducted in an industrial setting, as the basis for our empirical investigation. Results.  ...  When boilerplates are used, an important quality assurance task is to verify that the requirements indeed conform to the boilerplates. Objective.  ...  We thank Domenico Bianculli and Shiva Nejati for their comments on a previous draft of this paper.  ... 
doi:10.1109/esem.2013.13 dblp:conf/esem/AroraSBZG13 fatcat:uexevyr54vbxnohaklr6g7d4ye

Speculative requirements: Automatic detection of uncertainty in natural language requirements

Hui Yang, Anne De Roeck, Vincenzo Gervasi, Alistair Willis, Bashar Nuseibeh
2012 2012 20th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE)  
In this paper, we present a linguistically-oriented approach to automatic detection of uncertainty in natural language (NL) requirements. Our approach comprises two stages.  ...  Stakeholders frequently use speculative language when they need to convey their requirements with some degree of uncertainty.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT We acknowledge the support of the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) as part of the MaTREx project (EP/F068859/1), the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI grant 10  ... 
doi:10.1109/re.2012.6345795 dblp:conf/re/YangRGWN12 fatcat:6gah67kh6zaexlyaya3liejs7u

A systematic review of transformation approaches between user requirements and analysis models

Tao Yue, Lionel C. Briand, Yvan Labiche
2010 Requirements Engineering  
However, the transformation from requirements to an analysis model is not part of the MDA lifecycle, which starts from an analysis model and ends with deployed code [29] .  ...  Traceability is the ability to link requirements to corresponding analysis and design models, code, test cases, and other software artifacts.  ...  Large-scale case studies are required to evaluate these two quality characteristics.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s00766-010-0111-y fatcat:icwkugyfkbeftdxilavuaxdvni

Natural language requirements processing

Alessio Ferrari
2018 Proceedings of the 40th International Conference on Software Engineering Companion Proceeedings - ICSE '18  
tasks of natural language (NL) requirements analysis, such as traceability, ambiguity detection and requirements classification, to name a few.  ...  Hence, replication of the experiments and generalization have always been an issue. [Principal idea/results] Our near future commitment is to provide a publicly available NL requirements dataset.  ...  -Source: a letter indicating if the source of the requirements is a University (U), or an Public/Private Organization (I). Documents tagged with U normally include case studies, or excercises.  ... 
doi:10.1145/3183440.3183467 dblp:conf/icse/Ferrari18 fatcat:6ar43xe62zctjfis3bj6vhf6nu

Requirements for tools for ambiguity identification and measurement in natural language requirements specifications

Nadzeya Kiyavitskaya, Nicola Zeni, Luisa Mich, Daniel M. Berry
2008 Requirements Engineering  
The paper describes two requirements-identification case studies with one small NL RS using a prototype of the first tool based on an existing NL processing system and a manual simulation of the second  ...  This paper proposes a two-step approach to identifying ambiguities in natural language (NL) requirements specifications (RSs).  ...  Acknowledgments Daniel Berry's work is sponsored in part by Canadian Grant NSERC-RGPIN227055-00 and in part by the Department of Computer and Management Sciences, University of Trento, Italy.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s00766-008-0063-7 fatcat:f24r4mbmvbbhnehhdbwrl3fhou

Applications of linguistic techniques for use case analysis

A. Fantechi, S. Gnesi, G. Lami, A. Maccari
2003 Requirements Engineering  
Acknowledgements Part of the research work that is described in this paper was performed under the Eureka ? ? 2023 Programme, ITEA (ip00004, CAFÉ [10] ). References  ...  Metrics A Case Study As a case study, we have considered a requirements document, taken from an industrial project. We Table 4 .  ...  can be calculated by using them; in Section 6 we show the results of the application of the tools to an industrial case study.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s00766-003-0174-0 fatcat:vw7ccfgpyrhglcagjfxsr26xai

Exploratory Study to Assess and Evaluate Requirement Specification Techniques Using Analysis Determination Requirements Framework

Souhaib Besrour, Lukman Bin Ab Rahim, P.D.D. Dominic
2015 Research Journal of Applied Sciences Engineering and Technology  
Consequently, this study purposes to present an exploratory study to evaluate requirement techniques and illuminate their key features, limitations and strength.  ...  Various requirements engineering techniques have been proposed to enhance the quality of requirement as well as the implemented software and to growth customer satisfaction with the product.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT I would like to acknowledge Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, which had given me the chance to study and perform my exploratory study in CIS department.  ... 
doi:10.19026/rjaset.9.1391 fatcat:hngp5ozyjvf2rla7swlesg43ny

Evaluating the use of model-based requirements verification method: A feasibility study

Daniel Aceituna, Hyunsook Do, Gursimran Singh Walia, Seok-Won Lee
2011 Workshop on Empirical Requirements Engineering (EmpiRE 2011)  
To do so, we conducted an empirical study at North Dakota State University in which the participants employed the NLtoSTD method during the inspection of requirement documents to identify the amibiguities  ...  This paper analyzes the effect of NLtoSTD method in improving the quality of requirements.  ...  To improve the quality of requirements specifications written in natural language, many approaches have been developed and validated through controlled and case studies (e.g., [24] [25] [26] [27] ).  ... 
doi:10.1109/empire.2011.6046248 dblp:conf/re/AceitunaDWL11 fatcat:a4rw3r34vbe2zjcjpx3ms4fvx4

Requirement Engineering of Software Product Lines: Extracting Variability Using NLP

Alessandro Fantechi, Alessio Ferrari, Stefania Gnesi, Laura Semini
2018 2018 IEEE 26th International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE)  
We consider three different sets of requirements and collect the data that come from the analysis performed.  ...  In this paper, we propose to identify variability issues as a subset of the ambiguity defects found in NL requirement documents.  ...  the QuARS (Quality Analyser for Requirements Specifications) tool [9] , [10] , a well known tool for analyzing NL requirements in a systematic and automatic way.  ... 
doi:10.1109/re.2018.00053 dblp:conf/re/FantechiFGS18 fatcat:wegvvsfj4reetpgg4fkvjwxtoq

Requirements model generation to support requirements elicitation: the Secure Tropos experience

Nadzeya Kiyavitskaya, Nicola Zannone
2008 Automated Software Engineering : An International Journal  
To evaluate our proposal, we discuss its application to the requirements elicitation process followed in the course of a European project on four industrial case studies.  ...  , modeling, and analysis.  ...  p.44 Requirements Model Generation to Support Requirements Elicitation  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10515-008-0028-6 fatcat:gqzirnk4g5hgxjoc25rxtadm5y

Change impact analysis for Natural Language requirements: An NLP approach

Chetan Arora, Mehrdad Sabetzadeh, Arda Goknil, Lionel C. Briand, Frank Zimmer
2015 2015 IEEE 23rd International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE)  
We conduct an evaluation of our approach by applying it to 14 change scenarios from two industrial case studies.  ...  Our focus on NL requirements is motivated by the prevalent use of these requirements, particularly in industry.  ...  We propose an approach for inter-requirement change impact analysis over NL requirements.  ... 
doi:10.1109/re.2015.7320403 dblp:conf/re/0002SGBZ15 fatcat:fkf3fxnh5zfpvjftb66houmpda

Workshop Summary of the 1st International Workshop on Requirements and Testing (RET'14) [article]

Michael Felderer, Elizabeth Bjarnason, Markus Borg, Michael Unterkalmsteiner, Mirko Morandini, Matt Staats
2014 arXiv   pre-print
The main objective of the RET workshop was to explore the interaction of Requirements Engineering (RE) and Testing, i.e.  ...  While much work has been done in the respective fields of requirements engineering and testing, there exists much more than can be done to understand the connection between the processes of RE and of testing  ...  In addition, we want to thank the organizers of the IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE 2014), our sponsor EASE -The Industrial Excellence Centre for Embedded Applications Software  ... 
arXiv:1410.3401v1 fatcat:d6hdqrxejjgajdflyu5qph2q7u

A textual domain specific language for requirement modelling

Oyindamola Olajubu
2015 Proceedings of the 2015 10th Joint Meeting on Foundations of Software Engineering - ESEC/FSE 2015  
Requirement specification is usually done with a combination of Natural Language (NL) and informal diagrams.  ...  Modelling approaches to support requirement engineering activities have involved a combination of text and graphical models.  ...  In this work, an approach where text and modelling are melded is presented. GE Aviation, our industry partner is used as a case study.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2786805.2807562 dblp:conf/sigsoft/Olajubu15 fatcat:4mruu6sbwfdnfisv3pj5qgkwti

Automated Test Case Generation from Requirements: A Systematic Literature Review

Ahmad Mustafa, Wan M. N. Wan-Kadir, Noraini Ibrahim, Muhammad Arif Shah, Muhammad Younas, Atif Khan, Mahdi Zareei, Faisal Alanazi
2021 Computers Materials & Continua  
Most of the studies use UML, activity, and use case diagrams for test case generation from requirements.  ...  Requirement-based testing is an approach in which test cases are derivative from requirements without considering the implementation's internal structure.  ...  applications T-VEC tool automotive industry PS8 STATEST Case study bank system PS23 Eclipse base Case study 1.1.0.  ... 
doi:10.32604/cmc.2021.014391 fatcat:ml2ntknh5balja73nb3wvdre3i
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