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Representing and Using Nonfunctional Requirements: A Process-Oriented Approach
June 1992 (vol. 18 no. 6)
pp. 483-497

A comprehensive framework for representing and using nonfunctional requirements during the development process is proposed. The framework consists of five basic components which provide the representation of nonfunctional requirements in terms of interrelated goals. Such goals can be refined through refinement methods and can be evaluated in order to determine the degree to which a set of nonfunctional requirements is supported by a particular design. Evidence for the power of the framework is provided through the study of accuracy and performance requirements for information systems.

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Index Terms:
nonfunctional requirements; process-oriented approach; development process; refinement methods; performance requirements; information systems; formal specification; management information systems
Citation:
J. Mylopoulos, L. Chung, B. Nixon, "Representing and Using Nonfunctional Requirements: A Process-Oriented Approach," IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, vol. 18, no. 6, pp. 483-497, June 1992, doi:10.1109/32.142871
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