Goal modeling is crucial in many disciplines. In our work, we apply a linguistic approach, namely the theory of functional grammar, to goal authoring and discovery in requirements engineering. We represent a goal as a verb followed by parameters, each parameter having a semantic function. Since our original publication fifteen years ago, our approach has been applied in several different contexts. Capitalizing on this experience, we propose extensions to the approach, including a complete syntax for formalizing goals inside parameters. We apply the extensions and the new formalization to goal authoring and discovery.
PRAT, N. (2013). Goal Formalisation and Classification for Requirements Engineering, Fifteen Years Later. Dans: Proceedings of 7th IEEE International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science (RCIS). Paris: IEEE Xplore, pp. 1-12.