Language resources and tools for supporting the system engineering process

V O Onditi, P Rayson, B Ransom, D Ramduny, I Sommerville, A Dix

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Abstract

This paper discusses an approach to tracking decisions made in meetings from documentation such as minutes and storing them in such a way as to support efficient retrieval. Decisions are intended to inform future actions and activities but over time the decisions and their rationale are often forgotten. Our studies have found that decisions, their rationale and the relationships between decisions are frequently not recorded or often buried deeply in text. Consequently, subsequent decisions are delayed or misinformed. Recently, there has been an increased interest in the preservation of group knowledge invested in the development of systems and a corresponding increase in the technologies used for capturing the information. This results in huge information repositories. However, the existing support for processing the vast amount of information is insufficient. We seek to uncover and track decisions in order to make them readily available for future use, thus reducing rework.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNatural Language Processing and Information Systems
Subtitle of host publication9th International Conference on Applications of Natural Languages to Information Systems, NLDB 2004, Salford, UK, June 23-25, 2004, Proceedings
EditorsF. Meziane, E. Metais
PublisherSpringer
Pages484-494
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)978-3-540-22564-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Event9th International Conference on the Applications of Natural Language to Information Systems, NLDB 2004 - Salford, United Kingdom
Duration: 23 Jun 200425 Jun 2004

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
Volume3136
ISSN (Print)0302-9743

Conference

Conference9th International Conference on the Applications of Natural Language to Information Systems, NLDB 2004
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CitySalford
Period23/06/0425/06/04

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