How natural is natural language?: how well do computer science students write use cases?

@inproceedings{Jagielska2006HowNI,
  title={How natural is natural language?: how well do computer science students write use cases?},
  author={Dorota Jagielska and Paul Wernick and Mick Wood and Steve Bennett},
  booktitle={OOPSLA Companion},
  year={2006}
}
Use cases are one of the most common mechanisms for describing and analyzing software system requirements. Due to use of natural language in use case descriptions, it is often assumed that they are easy to understand for stakeholders involved in the software development process [8]. However some authors argue [17,18] that the most common pitfalls of use cases written by professionals is that the customer does not understand them. In this paper we would like to consider whether it is appropriate… CONTINUE READING

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