Fuzzy logic as a basis for reusing task-based specifications

Lein F. Lai, Jonathan Lee, Stephen J. Yang

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Abstract

In this paper, we propose an approach to reusing requirements specification, called task-based specifications in conceptual graphs (TBCG). In TBCG, task-based specification methodology is used to serve as the mechanism to structure the knowledge captured in conceptual models, and conceptual graphs are adopted as the formalism to express requirements specification. TBCG provides several mechanisms to facilitate the reuse of formal specifications: a contextual retrieval mechanism to support context-sensitive specifications retrieval and incremental context acquisition, a graph matching mechanism to compute the similarity between two graphs based on the semantic match and fuzzy logic, and a paraphraser to serve as an explanation mechanism for the retrieval specifications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)331-357
Number of pages27
JournalInternational Journal of Intelligent Systems
Volume14
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Apr 1

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Conceptual Graphs
Fuzzy Logic
Fuzzy logic
Specification
Specifications
Requirements Specification
Retrieval
Graph Matching
Formal Specification
Conceptual Model
Reuse
Express
Methodology
Semantics
Graph in graph theory
Context

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Artificial Intelligence

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Lai, Lein F. ; Lee, Jonathan ; Yang, Stephen J. / Fuzzy logic as a basis for reusing task-based specifications. In: International Journal of Intelligent Systems. 1999 ; Vol. 14, No. 4. pp. 331-357.
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