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Given the ongoing trend towards the globalization of software systems, open networks, and distributed platforms, validating non-functional requirements and quality becomes essential. Our research addresses this challenge from two different perspectives: (1) the integration of knowledge and tool resources through Semantic Web technologies as part of our SE-PAD environment, in order to reduce or eliminate existing traditional information and analysis silos. (2) The ability to reason upon linked resources to infer both explicit and implicit patterns to support the validation of quality aspects. We have applied our SE-PAD environment for the detection of security and design patterns, as well as the violations of secure programming guidelines.