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Software Engineering Journal

Issue 5 • Sept. 1996

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  • Adding rigour to object-oriented analysis

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):270 - 280
    Cited by:  Papers (7)
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    The rigorous object-oriented analysis (ROOA) method integrates formal description techniques with standard object-oriented analysis methods. ROOA provides a systematic development process which, starting from a set of informal requirements, produces an executable objected oriented analysis model. The model is expressed in LOTOS and provides a precise and unambiguous formal requirements specificati... View full abstract»

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  • Analogical retrieval in reuse-oriented requirements engineering

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):281 - 292
    Cited by:  Papers (7)
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    Computational mechanisms are presented for analogical retrieval of domain knowledge as a basis for intelligent tool-based assistance for requirements engineers. A first mechanism, called the domain matcher, retrieves object system models which describe key features for new problems. A second mechanism, called the problem classifier, reasons with analogical mappings inferred by the domain matcher t... View full abstract»

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  • Statistical software testing using economic exposure assessments

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):293 - 298
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    A systematic and objective method is presented to test software statistically, using the expected operational economic loss due to failure resulting from faults encountered in different parts of the software. A testing probability distribution is derived that will maximise the selection of test input stimuli that have the highest potential failure consequence. View full abstract»

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  • Automatic structural testing using genetic algorithms

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):299 - 306
    Cited by:  Papers (67)
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    Genetic algorithms have been used to generate test sets automatically by searching the domain of the software for suitable values to satisfy a predefined testing criterion. These criteria have been set by the requirements for test data set adequacy of structural testing, such as obtaining full branch coverage and controlling the number of iterations of a conditional loop. This technique has been a... View full abstract»

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  • Evaluation and selection criteria for software requirements specification standards

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):307 - 319
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    Various organisations have published proposals to prescribe the form and content of software requirements specification documents; the standards were designed to support the specific needs of these organisations and the intricacies of their development projects. To help third parties in taking advantage of this body of work, a set of criteria are proposed and discussed that can be used to evaluate... View full abstract»

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Aims & Scope

Published from 1986-1996, Software Engineering Journal included original contributions of interest to practitioners, researchers and managers who were engaged in software engineering. It covered reports on practical experience using software engineering methods and tools, and papers on long-term research activities.

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