In the requirements lies the power
2007 (English)In: 19th International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering, SEKE 2007, 2007, 185-190 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
System requirements expressed as scenarios represent a rich source of knowledge about a system and the context in which it is used. This is because the scenarios are the result of extensive collaborative efforts of a wide variety of stakeholders and are in a form to which all can relate. Ideally, they serve to represent the interests of all stakeholders at each stage of the development life cycle. Our focus in this paper is system testing against requirements. In particular, we show (1) how the knowledge represented in scenarios (using ScenarioML) can be directly transformed into an operational knowledge base in a rule-based programming language (JESS), (2) how this knowledge base can be used in system testing to compute, manage, and compare expectations of system behavior to actual system behavior relative to the requirements, and (3) how this can be achieved in a manner that is transparent to all stakeholders. The power of this approach derives from the peculiarly reflective character of knowledge based systems and their explicit use of meta-information and meta-information processing. We demonstrate the viability of our approach by its application to the AquaLush system in which we detected several violations of the system's stated requirements.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. 185-190 p.
Computer programming, Data processing, Knowledge based systems, Knowledge engineering, System theory
Other Computer and Information Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-154647ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84886870469ISBN: 978-162748661-3OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-154647DiVA: diva2:758690
19th International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering, SEKE 2007, 9 July 2007 through 11 July 2007, Boston, MA, United States
QC 201410282014-10-282014-10-272014-10-28Bibliographically approved