Automatic Transactions Identification in Use Cases

  • Mirosław Ochodek
  • Jerzy Nawrocki
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-85279-7_5

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5082)
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Ochodek M., Nawrocki J. (2008) Automatic Transactions Identification in Use Cases. In: Meyer B., Nawrocki J.R., Walter B. (eds) Balancing Agility and Formalism in Software Engineering. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 5082. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg


Since the early 90’s of the previous century, use cases have became informal industry standard for presenting functional requirements. The rapid popularity growth stimulated many different approaches for their presentation and writing styles. Unfortunately, this variability makes automatic processing of use cases very difficult. This problem might be mitigated by the use of transaction concept, which is defined as an atomic part of the use case scenario. In this paper we present approach to the automatic transaction discovery in the textual use cases, through the NLP analysis. The proposed solution was implemented as a prototype tool UCTD and preliminarily verified in a case study.


Use cases Use-cases transactions Use Case Points Requirements engineering Effort estimation Natural language processing 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mirosław Ochodek
    • 1
  • Jerzy Nawrocki
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Computing SciencePoznań University of TechnologyPoznańPoland

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