A Pair-oriented Requirements Engineering Approach for Analysing Multi-lingual Requirements

Kamalrudin, Massila and Sidek, Safiah (2014) A Pair-oriented Requirements Engineering Approach for Analysing Multi-lingual Requirements. In: Communications in Computer and Information Science, Requirements Engineering,. Springer Verlag.


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Requirements written in multiple languages can lead to errorproneness,inconsistency and incorrectness. In a Malaysian setting, software engineers are exposed to both Malay and English requirements. This can be a challenging task for them especially when capturing and analyzing requirements. Further, they face difficulties to model requirements using semi-formal or formal models. This paper introduces a new approach, Pair-Oriented Requirements Engineering (PORE) that uses an Essential Use Case (EUC) model to capture and analyze multi-lingual requirements. This approach is intended to assist practitioners in developing correct and consistent requirements as well as developing teamwork skills. Two quasi-experiment studies involving 80 participants in the first study and 38 participants in a subsequent study were conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of this approach with respect to correctness and time spent in capturing multi-lingual requirements. It was found that PORE improves accuracy and hence helps users perform better in developing high quality requirements models.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Divisions: Faculty of Information and Communication Technology > Department of Software Engineeering
Depositing User: Dr Massila Kamalrudin
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2014 22:44
Last Modified: 28 May 2015 04:33
URI: http://eprints.utem.edu.my/id/eprint/13710
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