Architecture for a generic requirements engineering tool

Forster, J.K.W., Cartmell, M.P. and Forthergill, A.P. (1993) Architecture for a generic requirements engineering tool. In: The Ninth IEEE Conference on Artificial Intelligence for Applications, Orlando, Florida, 1-5 Mar 1993, p. 455. ISBN 0818638400 (doi:10.1109/CAIA.1993.366628)

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Summary form only given. Requirements engineering is a crucial part of any design process. There have been attempts made to provide the designer with tools to aid this initial design stage. A common solution adopted is to develop an in-house fix for text processing systems to support design brief expansion (DBE). This means that the expansion methodology is hard-wired into the system. To overcome the shortcoming of the methodology being built into the software the authors have looked at methodologies in terms of different levels: the information types (or data structures) manipulated by the designer; the processes operating on them; and dependency of the processes and data structures on the task/environment the designer is faced with. A particular methodology was adopted. The computer implementation uses a hypertext system as interface between the designer and the DBE process. The system provides tools for examining the expansion process and building documents, and it has a natural language processing component which helps the designer to isolate relevant bits in the brief

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Cartmell, Prof Matthew
Authors: Forster, J.K.W., Cartmell, M.P., and Forthergill, A.P.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy

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