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SemAuRSpec: A Semi-Automatic Approach of Specifying Functional and Non Functional Requirements using RDS (Requirement Description Schema)

Tejas Shah, S V Patel Published in Software Engineering

IJAIS Proceedings on International Conference on Communication Computing and Virtualization
Year of Publication: 2016
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  1. Tejas Shah and S V Patel. Article: SemAuRSpec: A Semi-Automatic Approach of Specifying Functional and Non Functional Requirements using RDS (Requirement Description Schema). IJAIS Proceedings on International Conference on Communication Computing and Virtualization ICCCV 2016(2):1-8, July 2016. BibTeX

    	author = "Tejas Shah and S V Patel",
    	title = "Article: SemAuRSpec: A Semi-Automatic Approach of Specifying Functional and Non Functional Requirements using RDS (Requirement Description Schema)",
    	journal = "IJAIS Proceedings on International Conference on Communication Computing and Virtualization",
    	year = 2016,
    	volume = "ICCCV 2016",
    	number = 2,
    	pages = "1-8",
    	month = "July",
    	note = "Published by Foundation of Computer Science, New York, USA"


Software Requirement Engineering demands a granular level of requirement specifications with key objectives, design constraints and relevant artefacts of a system. There exist some structured approaches of requirement specifications, but still these are not complete and do not have open formats that describe requirements of a system/project with its artefacts. This paper introduces SemAuRSpec (Semi-Automatic Requirement Specification), a semi-automatic approach of eliciting and specifying functional non-functional requirement (NFR) using RDS (Requirement Description Schema). The approach is a competent way of managing and transforming requirement metadata and comprehensive artefacts of requirements like status, priority, version, stability, elicitation source etc. The aim of this approach is to improve the requirements elicitation and specification processes with partial automation. The system entails the DOM (Document Object Model) parser for parsing the XML oriented requirements of a system. The paper comprises of implementation of case study for specifying requirements of bank loan system


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Software Engineering, SemAuRSpec (Semi-Automatic Requirement Specification), RDS, Requirement Description Schema, Requirement Artefacts, Non-Functional Requirement, DOM (Document Object Model)