Validation Method to Improve Behavioral Flows on UML Requirements Analysis Model by Cross-Checking with State Transition Model


Hikaru Morita and Saeko Matsuura, Shibaura Institute of Technology, Japan


We propose a method to evaluate and improve the validity of required specifications by comparing models from different viewpoints. Inconsistencies are automatically extracted from the model in which the analyst defines the service procedure based on the initial requirement; thereafter, the analyst automatically compares it with a state transition model from the same initial requirement that has been created by an evaluator who is different from the analyst. The identified inconsistencies are reported to the analyst to enable the improvement of the required specifications. We develop a tool for extraction and comparison and then discuss its effectiveness by applying the method to a requirements specification example


Requirements Specification, UML Modeling, Validation, Behavior Model

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