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Requirements 25 Years On
November/December 2008 (vol. 25 no. 6)
pp. 26-28
Neil Maiden, City University London
This column reviews progress in research and practice in requirements engineering over the past 25 years, looking back at early specification practices, structured analysis, and CASE tools.

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Index Terms:
requirements, structured analysis, CASE tools
Neil Maiden, "Requirements 25 Years On," IEEE Software, vol. 25, no. 6, pp. 26-28, Nov.-Dec. 2008, doi:10.1109/MS.2008.157
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