Linguistics-Based Modeling Methods and Ontologies in Requirements Engineering

Linguistics-Based Modeling Methods and Ontologies in Requirements Engineering

Florian Lautenbacher (University of Augsburg, Germany), Bernhard Bauer (University of Augsburg, Germany), Tanja Sieber (University of Miskolc, Hungary) and Alejandro Cabral (Oracle Strategic Program, Argentina)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-1761-2.ch014
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Developing new software based on requirements specifications created by business analysts often leads to misunderstanding and lack of comprehension, because of the different backgrounds of the people involved. If requirements specifications instead have a clearly defined structure and comprehensive semantics, this obstacle can be resolved. Therefore, we propose to structure the requirements specifications using existing linguistics-based modeling methods and annotate the used terms with ontologies to enhance the understanding and reuse of these documents during the software engineering process.
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2. Challenges Of Semantic Requirements Engineering

In this section we introduce the basics of linguistics such as the Speech act theory, before we introduce models for the description of data and the process of communication that are required for understanding the problems in Requirements Engineering and possible solutions.

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