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A Semantic Approach for Automatic Structuring and Analysis of Software Process Patterns

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Executive Summary

The main contribution of this paper, is to propose a novel semantic approach based on a Natural Language Processing technique in order to ensure a semantic unification of unstructured process patterns which are expressed not only in different formats but also, in different forms. This approach is implemented using the GATE text engineering framework and then evaluated leading up to high-quality results motivating one to continue in this direction. Software process patterns are being considered as a valuable mechanism to capture and disseminate best practices during software development processes. Consequently, they have been successfully and increasingly used within software development communities to reuse proven solutions.

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