WIT Press


From Requirements Specification To Entity-relationship Diagrams Using Rules

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SEHE940271

Volume

7

Pages

7

Published

1994

Size

681 kb

Author(s)

P. File, A. Castell, I. Marshall, I. Walker & L. Williams

Abstract

Rules were developed to identify candidate entities in natural language specifications and these entities together with the relationships between them were presented in tables. For two business problems, novice systems analysts tended to develop better Entity-Relationship diagrams using these tables than they did using the original specifications. 1 Introduction Systems analysts have difficulty producing Entity-Relationship (ER) diagrams from the natural language initial specifications generated by end users who are typically unfamiliar with systems language (Diaz-Gonzalez and Urban [4], Saeki et al [7,8], Chin et al [2,3]). A teaching aid to support the reliable development of ER diagrams from initial specificatio

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