Dealing with Fuzzy Information in Software Design Methods

J.A.R. Noppen, P.M. van den Broek, Mehmet Aksit

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    Software design methods incorporate a large set of heuristic rules that should result in stable software architecture of high quality. In general, clearly defined inputs are required to deliver the desired results. Unfortunately, especially in the early phases of software development, it is very difiicult or even impossible to provide precisely defined information. Since methods cannot deal with imprecision, the designers need to make approximations which are generally not justifiable. In this paper, we will advocate an approach here the inputs for software design methods are modeled by using fuzzy sets. This approach renders the need for introduction of extra information for removal of inexactness obsolete.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationIEEE Annual Meeting of theFuzzy Information Processing Society (NAFIPS)
    EditorsS. Dick, L. Kurgan, P. Musilek, W. Pedrycz, M. Reformat
    Place of PublicationPiscataway
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)0780383761
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2004
    EventAnnual meeting of the Norht american fuzzy information processing: Annual Meeting of the North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society -
    Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …

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    ConferenceAnnual meeting of the Norht american fuzzy information processing
    Period1/01/00 → …


    • Requirements
    • fuzzy sets
    • EWI-10045
    • METIS-220500
    • CR-D.2
    • Software design
    • IR-48766

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