Automatic Extraction and Integration of Changes in Shared Software Specifications
Collaborative development has been identified as one of the most important keys to the success of a software project. An effective collaboration has a great impact on the requirements specification phase since the latter involves several people specifying the requirements of various stakeholders. Such collaboration requires automatically detecting the parallel changes or revisions that are made to a shared specification. These revisions are aimed at reaching a specification that satisfies the needs of all the stakeholders. Hence, combining these changes systematically must also incorporate the detection and resolution of any merging conflicts in order to commit them properly to the shared specification leading to a sound and consistent result.