Issue No.01 - January/February (2005 vol.22)
Daniel M. Berry , University of Waterloo
Erik Kamsties , University of Duisburg-Essen
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MS.2005.22
The word "all" and the plural can be misused in ways that create ambiguities and other problems in computer-based system specification documents. The authors describe these and related misuses, the ambiguities and problems they can cause, and how to avoid them.
natural language, syntax, semantics, requirements specification
Daniel M. Berry, Erik Kamsties, "The Syntactically Dangerous All and Plural in Specifications", IEEE Software, vol.22, no. 1, pp. 55-57, January/February 2005, doi:10.1109/MS.2005.22