WIT Press


Simplicity, Uniformity And Quality - The Role Of Semantic Analysis In Systems Development

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SQM940162

Volume

9

Pages

17

Published

1994

Size

1,617 kb

Author(s)

K. Liu, Y. Ades & R. Stamper

Abstract

Simplicity, uniformity and quality - the role of semantic analysis in systems development K. Liu/ Y. Ades& & R. Stamper" "School of Computing, Staffordshire University, Stafford, ^Department of Computing and Information Technology, Greenwich University, UK ^Department of Information Management, University of P.O. ABSTRACT Industrial experience shows that heavy investment in IT does not always bring in a satisfactory economic return due to very often quality problems, which was partly caused by inadequacy of user requirements analysis and representation. Semantic Analysis, a method developed for analysing and specifying user requirements based on an 'agent-in-action' ontology, has demonstrated a way to improve software quality. The semantic structure is preserved through design and implementation in order to produce a satisfactory system. To this end, a set of methods and tools for systems engineering has be developed around Semantic Analysis and supported b

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