Provided by: Science and Development Network (SciDev.Net)
Date Added: Apr 2012
The currently available approaches for processing Natural Language (NL) software requirements specifications are semi-automatic and require user intervention. Moreover, these approaches result in less accurate and imprecise object oriented software models. Recent research in the area attributes the informal nature of natural languages for less accurate analysis of software requirements. On the basis of this axiom, the authors have identified that direct translation of a natural language to a formal language is the actual problem. In this paper, they propose that instead of direct translation of a natural language to a formal language, first, they will transform the natural language text to a semi-formal language that is not only simple and easy to translate to a formal language but also provides with higher accuracy.