COTS-Based System Engineering: The Linguistics Approach

  • Nguyen Thanh Quang
  • Isabelle Comyn-Wattiau
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2255)


As software systems become more and more complex and software artifacts developed by third party emerge frequently, the move towards COTS-based system engineering is a natural maturation process of software engineering. However, current requirements engineering methods for COTS-based systems have proven to be less successful than expected. The paper is an attempt to identify key properties of existing COTS software and other software components. We suggest a systematic approach which examines COTS-related issues under three linguistic levels: lexicon, syntax, and semantics. The driving force behind this approach by analogy is to outline a new requirements engineering method for COTS-based systems.


Requirement Engineering Software Component System Requirement Requirement Engineer Linguistic Level 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nguyen Thanh Quang
    • 1
  • Isabelle Comyn-Wattiau
    • 2
  1. 1.Programme Doctoral ESSECESSEC Business SchoolFrance
  2. 2.University of Cergy-Pontoise and ESSECFrance

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