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Analysis of Fuzzy AHP and Fuzzy TOPSIS Methods for the Prioritization of the Software Requirements

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Software requirement prioritization is a key activity of elicitation process whose objective is to select the top requirements based on the ranking values for the implementation. Different methods have been proposed to prioritize the software requirements using various techniques like AHP, TOPSIS, etc. under fuzzy environment. The objective of this chapter is to compare two multi-criteria decision making methods, i.e., fuzzy AHP and fuzzy TOPSIS, for the prioritization of the software requirements. The experimental work is carried out on ten functional requirements and three non-functional requirements of an Institute Examination System.

Keywords

  • Software requirement prioritization
  • Fuzzy AHP
  • Fuzzy TOPSIS
  • Agreement measure
  • Institute examination system

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Abbreviations

AHP:

Analytic Hierarchy Process

FDM:

Fuzzy Decision Matrix

FR:

Functional Requirement

FUSE:

Fuzzy Synthetic Extent

IES:

Institute Examination System

MCDM:

Multi-Criteria Decision Making

NFR:

Non-functional Requirement

NIS:

Negative Ideal Solution

PIS:

Positive Ideal Solution

SR:

Software Requirement

TOPSIS:

Technique for Order of Preference by Similarity to Ideal Solution

\(\sum :\) :

Summation

\(\otimes :\) :

Fuzzy multiplication operator

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Nazim, M., Wali Mohammad, C., Sadiq, M. (2022). Analysis of Fuzzy AHP and Fuzzy TOPSIS Methods for the Prioritization of the Software Requirements. In: Kulkarni, A.J. (eds) Multiple Criteria Decision Making. Studies in Systems, Decision and Control, vol 407. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-7414-3_4

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