Master Defense - Breno Dantas Cruz
|Start:||6/13/2016 at 1:00PM|
|End:||6/13/2016 at 3:30PM|
|Location:||315 Stinson Remick|
Faculty and students are welcome to attend the presentation portion of the defense.
Master Thesis Defense
Breno Dantas Cruz
June 13, 2016 1:00 pm 315 Stinson Remick
Adviser: Dr. Collin McMillan
Dr. Dong Wang Dr. Jane Cleland-Huang
" Detecting Vague Words and Phrases in Requirements Documents in a Multilingual Environment"
Vagueness in software requirements documents can lead to several future maintenance problems, especially when the customer and development team do not share the same language. Currently, companies rely on human translators to maintain communication and limit vagueness by translating the requirement documents by hand. In this thesis, we present two approaches to identifying vagueness in requirements documents in a multilingual environment. Subsequently, we conduct two studies of these approaches for calibration purposes. In the first study, six participants, two native Portuguese speakers and four native Spanish speakers, evaluated both approaches. Then, we conducted a field study to test the performance of the best approach in real-world environments at two different companies.