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Enrichment of Requirements Specifications with Videos - Enhancing the Comprehensibility of Textual Requirements

Karras, Oliver; Klünder, Jil; Schneider, Kurt

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  "publisher": "Zenodo", 
  "DOI": "10.5281/zenodo.59011", 
  "title": "Enrichment of Requirements Specifications with Videos - Enhancing the Comprehensibility of Textual Requirements", 
  "issued": {
    "date-parts": [
  "abstract": "<p>Requirements for a software product are mainly shared through a textual&nbsp; specification. One key ability in successful software organizations is a good requirements communication based on understandable information. Developers can only implement a useful and satisfying software product if they obtain and understand requirements properly. One challenge of writing requirements is to describe complex and interactive contents in an understandable manner.</p>\n\n<p>Videos offer a large potential to achieve such an easy-to-understand representation. Attached videos can enhance the reader&rsquo;s understanding by using them as supplementary material for specifications. Despite their large potential, videos are not an established part of requirements specifications: The effort to produce videos is high, the corresponding motivation is low and the use of videos is cumbersome due to missing links between requirements and videos.</p>\n\n<p>We propose guidelines to support the identification of content which is appropriate to be supplemented by videos. We develope a starting set of guidelines that consider the different information types of a requirements specification with their presentation modes and characteristics. This paper presents an overview of our findings about improving the content-related linking between requirements and videos. We discuss the perspectives, advantages and obstacles for enhancing the comprehensibility of textual requirements conveyed by videos.</p>", 
  "author": [
      "family": "Karras, Oliver"
      "family": "Kl\u00fcnder, Jil"
      "family": "Schneider, Kurt"
  "type": "paper-conference", 
  "id": "59011"
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