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Semi-automatic generation of UML models from natural language requirements

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dc.contributor.author Deeptimahanti, Deva Kumar
dc.contributor.author Sanyal, Ratna
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-11T15:49:46Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-11T15:49:46Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/2348
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Going from requirements analysis to design phase is considered as one of the most complex and difficult activities in software development. Errors caused during this activity can be quite expensive to fix in later phases of software development. One main reason for such potential problems is due to the specification of software requirements in Natural Language format. To overcome some of these defects we have proposed a technique, which aims to provide semi- automated assistance for developers to generate UML models from normalized natural language requirements using Natural Language Processing techniques. This technique initially focuses on generating use-case diagram and analysis class model (conceptual model) followed by collaboration model generation for each use-case. Then it generates a consolidated design class model from which code model can also be generated. It also provides requirement traceability both at design and code levels by using Key-Word-In- Context and Concept Location techniques respectively to identify inconsistencies in requirements. Finally, this technique generates XML Metadata Interchange (XMI) files for visualizing generated models in any UML modeling tool having XMI import feature. This paper is an extension to our existing work by enhancing its complete usage with the help of Qualification Verification System as a case study. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Association for Computing Machinery en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries India Software Engineering Conference;
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1953355.1953378
dc.rights "© ACM, 2011. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of ACM for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in India Software Engineering Conference. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1953355.1953378 en_US
dc.subject requirement engineering en_US
dc.subject natural language processing en_US
dc.subject unified modeling language en_US
dc.title Semi-automatic generation of UML models from natural language requirements en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/conferenceObject en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor Indian Institute of Information Technology en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor HEA en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor SFI en_US
dc.relation.projectid 03/CE2/I303_1 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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