Analysing anaphoric ambiguity in natural language requirements

  title={Analysing anaphoric ambiguity in natural language requirements},
  author={Hui Yang and Anne N. De Roeck and Vincenzo Gervasi and Alistair Willis and Bashar Nuseibeh},
  journal={Requirements Engineering},
Many requirements documents are written in natural language (NL). However, with the flexibility of NL comes the risk of introducing unwanted ambiguities in the requirements and misunderstandings between stakeholders. In this paper, we describe an automated approach to identify potentially nocuous ambiguity, which occurs when text is interpreted differently by different readers. We concentrate on anaphoric ambiguity, which occurs when readers may disagree on how pronouns should be interpreted… CONTINUE READING
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