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A company who wishes to enter an established marked with a new, competitive product is required to analyse the product solutions of the competitors. Identifying and comparing the <i>features</i> provided by the other vendors might greatly help during the market analysis. However, mining common and variant features of from the publicly available documents of(More)
This paper presents an approach for pragmatic ambiguity detection in natural language requirements. Pragmatic ambiguities depend on the context of a requirement, which includes the background knowledge of the reader: different backgrounds can lead to different interpretations. The presented approach employs a graph-based modelling of the background(More)
The degree of automation in rail transport systems is constantly increasing. The gradual replacement of the control role of the human agent requires these systems to guarantee an enhanced level of safety and reliability. On the other hand, increased automation implies increased complexity. Dealing with such complexity requires to analyse the different(More)
Communications-based train control (CBTC) systems are the new frontier of automated train control and operation. Currently developed CBTC platforms are actually very complex systems including several functionalities, and every installed system, developed by a different company, varies in extent, scope, number, and even names of the implemented(More)
A business subject who wishes to enter an established technological market is required to accurately analyse the features of the products of the different competitors. Such features are normally accessible through natural language (NL) brochures, or NL Web pages, which describe the products to potential customers. Building a feature model that(More)
Currently, Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN) has becoming one of the main languages for creating a description of processes and developing executable frameworks for the management of the process itself. In this context, one important aspect of process management is the possibility of process analysis and optimization, which many times relies on(More)