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SFI: a Feature Integration Tool

  • Malte Plath
  • Mark Ryan
Part of the Advances in Computing Science book series (ACS)

Abstract

The concept of feature has emerged in telephone systems analysis as a way of describing optional services to which telephone users may subscribe. Features offered by telephone companies include call-forwarding, automatic-call-back, and voice-mail. Features are not restricted to telephone systems, however. Any part or aspect of a specification which the user perceives as having a self-contained functional role is a feature. For example, a printer may exhibit such features as: ability to understand PostScript; Ethernet card; ability to print double-sided; having a serial interface; and others. The ability to think in terms of features is important to the user, who often understands a complex system as a basic system plus a number of features. It is also an increasingly common way of designing products.

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  • Malte Plath
  • Mark Ryan

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