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PURE: A Dataset of Public Requirements Documents

Ferrari A., Spagnolo G. O., Gnesi S.

Model Synthesis  Requirements Dataset  Requirements Abstraction  Natural Language Requirements  Empirical Studies  NLP Tasks  Empirical Software Engineering  NLP  XML  Requirements Categorisation  Public Requirements  Requirements Ambiguity Detection  PURE 

This paper presents PURE (PUblic REquirements dataset), a dataset of 79 publicly available natural language requirements documents collected from the Web. The dataset includes 34,268 sentences and can be used for natural language processing tasks that are typical in requirements engineering, such as model synthesis, abstraction identification and document structure assessment. It can be further annotated to work as a benchmark for other tasks, such as ambiguity detection, requirements categorisation and identification of equivalent re-quirements. In the paper, we present the dataset and we compare its language with generic English texts, showing the peculiarities of the requirements jargon, made of a restricted vocabulary of domain-specific acronyms and words, and long sentences. We also present the common XML format to which we have manually ported a subset of the documents, with the goal of facilitating replication of NLP experiments.

Source: 25th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference, pp. 502–505, Lisbon, Portugal, 04/09/2017


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BibTeX entry
	title = {PURE: A Dataset of Public Requirements Documents},
	author = {Ferrari A. and Spagnolo G.  O. and Gnesi S.},
	doi = {10.1109/re.2017.29},
	booktitle = {25th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference, pp. 502–505, Lisbon, Portugal, 04/09/2017},
	year = {2017}