Proceedings paper

From Textual Use-Cases to Component-Based Applications
Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Networking and Parallel/Distributed Computing 2010

A common practice to capture functional requirements of a software system is to utilize use-cases, which are textual descriptions of system usage scenarios written in a natural language. Since the substantial information about the system is captured by the use-cases, it comes as a natural idea to generate from these descriptions the implementation of the system (at least partially). However, the fact that the use-cases are in a natural language makes this task extremely difficult. In this paper, we describe a model-driven tool allowing code of a system to be generated from use-cases in plain English. The tool is based on the model-driven development paradigm, which makes it modular and extensible, so as to allow for use-cases in multiple language styles and generation for different component frameworks.

    title = {{From Textual Use-Cases to Component-Based Applications}},
    author = {Šimko, Viliam and Hnětynka, Petr and Bureš, Tomáš},
    year = {2010},
    booktitle = {{Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Networking and Parallel/Distributed Computing 2010}},
    editor = {Lee, Roger and Ma, Jixin and Bacon, Liz and Du, Wencai and Petridis, Miltos},
    publisher = {Springer Berlin Heidelberg},
    location = {Berlin, Heidelberg},
    doi = {10.1007/978-3-642-13265-0_3},
    isbn = {978-3-642-13265-0},
    pages = {23--37},
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