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More than Just "Lost in Translation"
March/April 2009 (vol. 26 no. 2)
pp. 7-9
Olly Gotel, Pace University
Stephen Morris, City University London
Easy capture of requirements in multiple digital formats, combined with the continuing use of physical documents, opens the way to documentation using many and varied sign systems or abstract media. Transfers between documents occur as requirements become fixed. Simultaneously, media transformations alter content, sometimes in irreversible ways. Identifying and choosing particular transformations becomes an essential part of the requirements process.

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Index Terms:
requirements traceability multimedia
Citation:
Olly Gotel, Stephen Morris, "More than Just "Lost in Translation"," IEEE Software, vol. 26, no. 2, pp. 7-9, March-April 2009, doi:10.1109/MS.2009.43
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