Speeding up requirements management in a product software company: linking customer wishes to product requirements through linguistic engineering

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Speeding up requirements management in a product software company: linking customer wishes to product requirements through linguistic engineering. / Natt och Dag, Johan; Gervasi, V; Brinkkemper, S; Regnell, Björn.

Proceedings. 12th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference. IEEE--Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2004. p. 283-294.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingPaper in conference proceeding

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Natt och Dag, J, Gervasi, V, Brinkkemper, S & Regnell, B 2004, Speeding up requirements management in a product software company: linking customer wishes to product requirements through linguistic engineering. in Proceedings. 12th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference. IEEE--Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 283-294, Proceedings. 12th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference, Kyoto, Japan, 6-11 September. DOI: 10.1109/ICRE.2004.1335685

APA

Natt och Dag, J., Gervasi, V., Brinkkemper, S., & Regnell, B. (2004). Speeding up requirements management in a product software company: linking customer wishes to product requirements through linguistic engineering. In Proceedings. 12th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference. (pp. 283-294). IEEE--Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. DOI: 10.1109/ICRE.2004.1335685

Vancouver

Natt och Dag J, Gervasi V, Brinkkemper S, Regnell B. Speeding up requirements management in a product software company: linking customer wishes to product requirements through linguistic engineering. In Proceedings. 12th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference. IEEE--Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.2004. p. 283-294. Available from, DOI: 10.1109/ICRE.2004.1335685

Author

Natt och Dag, Johan; Gervasi, V; Brinkkemper, S; Regnell, Björn / Speeding up requirements management in a product software company: linking customer wishes to product requirements through linguistic engineering.

Proceedings. 12th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference. IEEE--Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2004. p. 283-294.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingPaper in conference proceeding

RIS

TY - CHAP

T1 - Speeding up requirements management in a product software company: linking customer wishes to product requirements through linguistic engineering

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AU - Gervasi,V

AU - Brinkkemper,S

AU - Regnell,Björn

PY - 2004

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N2 - Developing large complex software products aimed for a broad market involves a great flow of wishes and requirements. The former are elicited from customers while the latter are brought forth by the developing organization. These are preferably kept separated to preserve the different perspectives. The interrelationships should however be identified and maintained to enable well-founded decisions. Unfortunately, the current manual linkage is cumbersome, time-consuming, and error-prone. This paper presents a pragmatic linguistic engineering approach to how statistical natural language processing may be used to support the manual linkage between customer wishes and product requirements by suggesting potential links. An evaluation with real requirements from industry is presented. It shows that in a realistic setting, automatic support could make linkage faster for at least 50% of the links. An estimation based on our evaluation also shows that considerable time savings are possible. The results, together with the identified enhancement, are promising for improving software quality and saving time in industrial requirements engineering

AB - Developing large complex software products aimed for a broad market involves a great flow of wishes and requirements. The former are elicited from customers while the latter are brought forth by the developing organization. These are preferably kept separated to preserve the different perspectives. The interrelationships should however be identified and maintained to enable well-founded decisions. Unfortunately, the current manual linkage is cumbersome, time-consuming, and error-prone. This paper presents a pragmatic linguistic engineering approach to how statistical natural language processing may be used to support the manual linkage between customer wishes and product requirements by suggesting potential links. An evaluation with real requirements from industry is presented. It shows that in a realistic setting, automatic support could make linkage faster for at least 50% of the links. An estimation based on our evaluation also shows that considerable time savings are possible. The results, together with the identified enhancement, are promising for improving software quality and saving time in industrial requirements engineering

KW - statistical natural language processing

KW - software product development

KW - software quality

KW - industrial requirements engineering

KW - linguistic engineering

KW - product requirements

KW - product software company

KW - requirements management

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DO - 10.1109/ICRE.2004.1335685

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EP - 294

BT - Proceedings. 12th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference

PB - IEEE--Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.

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