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A Domain-Independent Ontology for Non-Functional Requirements

Dobson, Glen and Hall, Stephen and Kotonya, Gerald (2007) A Domain-Independent Ontology for Non-Functional Requirements. In: ICEBE '07: Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on e-Business Engineering. IEEE Computer Society, Washington, DC, USA, pp. 563-566. ISBN 978-0-7695-3003-1

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Abstract

Despite considerable research on ontologies for representing requirements models (and metamodels), little progress has been made in using ontologies to represent non-functional requirements. Non-functional requirements define the overall qualities of the resulting system. Because they are restrictions on system services, non-functional requirements are often of critical importance, and functional requirements may need to be sacrificed to meet them. However, because of their diverse nature, non-functional requirements are often expressed in non-standard domain-specific ways. This paper describes a nonfunctional requirements ontology that can be used to structure and express constraints as part of quality of service specification. The approach is illustrated using a small case-study.

Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
ID Code: 57154
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 01 Oct 2012 14:43
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2014 01:22
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/57154

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