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SBEAVER: A Tool for Modeling Business Vocabularies and Business Rules

  • Maurizio De Tommasi
  • Angelo Corallo
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4253)

Abstract

Methodologies in software development are typically applied when a problem is already formulated and described. Software developers transform requirements into code with a relatively repetitive process. The actual difficulty lies in describing business needs and expected functionalities. Stakeholders involved in software development can express their ideas using a language close to them, but they usually are not able to formalize these concepts in a clear and unambiguous way. In this paper, we introduce a new tool intended primarily for business analysts and modelers who want to formalize their business knowledge using a business oriented notation based on natural language and fact-oriented approach. Moreover, the capability to map models to formal logic allows automatically generation of IT system design artifacts bridging the existing language gap between business and IT.

Keywords

Natural Language Business People Business Rule Business Analyst Model Drive Architecture 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maurizio De Tommasi
    • 1
  • Angelo Corallo
    • 1
  1. 1.e-Business Management School – ISUFIUniversity of LecceLecce(Italy)

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