Title: Selection of goals with incomplete linguistic preference relations

Authors: Mohd. Sadiq

Addresses: Department of Computer Science and Automation, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore – 560012, India

Abstract: In goal oriented requirements elicitation process (GOREP), the requirements of the stakeholders are refined and decomposed using AND/OR graph. Goal is a high level objective of a company which is refined and decomposed into sub-goals. After refinement and decomposition, a system may have several goals and it is not possible to implement all goals because of the time, budget, and other constraints of an organisation. It is a primarily research issue that how to select those goals that would be designed, implemented and tested during different phases of the software development process. On the basis of our review, we found that there is no support for the selection of goals in GOREP when preference relations are incomplete and the preferences of the decision-makers are represented by linguistic variables. Therefore, to address this research issue, we present a method for goal selection when linguistic preference relations are incomplete. Proposed method was applied to select the goals of the institute examination system.

Keywords: software goal selection; decision-making process; institute examination system; incomplete linguistic preference relation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBIS.2023.128297

International Journal of Business Information Systems, 2023 Vol.42 No.1, pp.85 - 102

Received: 18 Jan 2020
Accepted: 25 Mar 2020

Published online: 17 Jan 2023 *

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