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Generating UML Diagrams from Natural Language Specifications

Priyanka More, Rashmi Phalnikar Published in

International Journal of Applied Information Systems
Year of Publication 2012
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10.5120/ijais12-450222
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  1. Priyanka More and Rashmi Phalnikar. Article: Generating UML Diagrams from Natural Language Specifications. International Journal of Applied Information Systems 1(8):19-23, April 2012. BibTeX

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    	author = "Priyanka More and Rashmi Phalnikar",
    	title = "Article: Generating UML Diagrams from Natural Language Specifications",
    	journal = "International Journal of Applied Information Systems",
    	year = 2012,
    	volume = 1,
    	number = 8,
    	pages = "19-23",
    	month = "April",
    	note = "Published by Foundation of Computer Science, New York, USA"
    }
    

Abstract

The process of generating UML Diagrams from natural language specification is a highly challenging task. This paper proposes a method and tool to facilitate the requirements analysis process and extract UML diagrams from textual requirements using natural language processing (NLP) and Domain Ontology techniques. Requirements engineers analyze requirements manually to understand the scope of the system. The time spent on the analysis and the low quality of human analysis justifies - the need of a tool for better understanding of the system. "Requirement analysis to Provide Instant Diagrams (RAPID)" is a desktop tool to assist requirements analysts and Software Engineering students to analyze textual requirements, finding core concepts and its relationships, and extraction UML diagrams. The evaluation of RAPID system is in the process and will be conducted through two forms of evaluation, experimental and expert evaluation.

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Keywords

Natural Language Processing (nlp), Domain Ontology, Unified Modeling Language, Requirement Engineering, Software Requirement Specification