Running out of Words: How Similar User Stories Can Help to Elaborate Individual Natural Language Requirement Descriptions

F.S. Bäumer, M. Geierhos, in: G. Dregvaite, R. Damasevicius (Eds.), Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Information and Software Technologies (ICIST), Springer, Cham, Switzerland, 2016, pp. 549–558.

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While requirements focus on how the user interacts with the system, user stories concentrate on the purpose of software features. But in practice, functional requirements are also described in user stories. For this reason, requirements clarification is needed, especially when they are written in natural language and do not stick to any templates (e.g., "as an X, I want Y so that Z ..."). However, there is a lot of implicit knowledge that is not expressed in words. As a result, natural language requirements descriptions may suffer from incompleteness. Existing approaches try to formalize natural language or focus only on entirely missing and not on deficient requirements. In this paper, we therefore present an approach to detect knowledge gaps in user-generated software requirements for interactive requirement clarification: We provide tailored suggestions to the users in order to get more precise descriptions. For this purpose, we identify not fully instantiated predicate argument structures in requirements written in natural language and use context information to realize what was meant by the user.
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Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Information and Software Technologies (ICIST)
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639
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549-558
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22nd International Conference on Information and Software Technologies (ICIST 2016)
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Druskininkai, Lithuania
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2016-10-13 – 2016-10-15
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Bäumer FS, Geierhos M. Running out of Words: How Similar User Stories Can Help to Elaborate Individual Natural Language Requirement Descriptions. In: Dregvaite G, Damasevicius R, eds. Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Information and Software Technologies (ICIST). Vol 639. Communications in Computer and Information Science. Cham, Switzerland: Springer; 2016:549-558. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-46254-7_44
Bäumer, F. S., & Geierhos, M. (2016). Running out of Words: How Similar User Stories Can Help to Elaborate Individual Natural Language Requirement Descriptions. In G. Dregvaite & R. Damasevicius (Eds.), Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Information and Software Technologies (ICIST) (Vol. 639, pp. 549–558). Cham, Switzerland: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-46254-7_44
@inproceedings{Bäumer_Geierhos_2016, place={Cham, Switzerland}, series={Communications in Computer and Information Science}, title={Running out of Words: How Similar User Stories Can Help to Elaborate Individual Natural Language Requirement Descriptions}, volume={639}, DOI={10.1007/978-3-319-46254-7_44}, booktitle={Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Information and Software Technologies (ICIST)}, publisher={Springer}, author={Bäumer, Frederik Simon and Geierhos, Michaela}, editor={Dregvaite, Giedre and Damasevicius, Robertas Editors}, year={2016}, pages={549–558}, collection={Communications in Computer and Information Science} }
Bäumer, Frederik Simon, and Michaela Geierhos. “Running out of Words: How Similar User Stories Can Help to Elaborate Individual Natural Language Requirement Descriptions.” In Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Information and Software Technologies (ICIST), edited by Giedre Dregvaite and Robertas Damasevicius, 639:549–58. Communications in Computer and Information Science. Cham, Switzerland: Springer, 2016. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-46254-7_44.
F. S. Bäumer and M. Geierhos, “Running out of Words: How Similar User Stories Can Help to Elaborate Individual Natural Language Requirement Descriptions,” in Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Information and Software Technologies (ICIST), Druskininkai, Lithuania, 2016, vol. 639, pp. 549–558.
Bäumer, Frederik Simon, and Michaela Geierhos. “Running out of Words: How Similar User Stories Can Help to Elaborate Individual Natural Language Requirement Descriptions.” Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Information and Software Technologies (ICIST), edited by Giedre Dregvaite and Robertas Damasevicius, vol. 639, Springer, 2016, pp. 549–58, doi:10.1007/978-3-319-46254-7_44.
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