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Software Product Line Conference, International (2011)
Munich, Germany
Aug. 22, 2011 to Aug. 26, 2011
ISBN: 978-0-7695-4487-8
pp: 313-322
Extending commercial tools for variability management is the problem addressed in this paper. IBM Rational DOORS is a well accepted tool in the area of requirements engineering and supports an Application Programming Interface (API) called DOORS extension Language (DXL). In this contribution we present a way of extending DOORS for product line requirements engineering based on a DXL plug-in called metadoc feature modeler. Established concepts in the community such as feature diagrams, instantiation of feature models, automatic deficit analysis and issue-based variability are introduced into DOORS. These concepts are abstracted using the DOORS meta-model. As DOORS is directly extended using new components, no special synchronizers are required between feature modeling environment and DOORS (which is a difference with respect to traditional feature modeling tools). We share our experience in using the feature modeler at a medium-sized company.
feature modeling, requirements engineering, IBM Rational DOORS, requirements reuse

D. Janzen and A. K. Thurimella, "Metadoc Feature Modeler: A Plug-in for IBM Rational DOORS," 2011 15th International Software Product Line Conference (SPLC 2011)(SPLC), Munich, 2011, pp. 313-322.
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