Volume 2

Volume 2, Number 28

May 6, 2004

14 pages1069 K bytes

Intention-Directed Modeling Technique

Matthew H. S. Kuofie
Illinois State University
Normal, IL 61790, USA

Christian C. Wagner
Oakland University
Rochester, MI 48309, USA

Abstract: This paper addresses a new object oriented analysis and design technique; the technique, intention-directed modeling (IDM), is based on capturing the abstract intentions of the problem domain specialist who performs analysis and design for a software system. The abstract intentions are represented as knowledge representation schema in what we term the Intentional Class Model (ICM). The ICM has classes that are classified into specification class model (SCM), platform class model (PCM), and engineering class model (ECM). The benefits that accrue from the use of the IDM are high quality software, maintainable object-oriented analysis requirement and design specifications, effort reduction in analysis and design, and reuse of specification.

Keywords: knowledge representation, intentions, problem domain specialist, object oriented analysis and design, requirements specification, design specification, software engineering

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Recommended Citation: Kuofie and Wagner (2004). Intention-Directed Modeling Technique. Information Systems Education Journal, 2 (28). http://isedj.org/2/28/. ISSN: 1545-679X. (A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of ISECON 2003: §2423. ISSN: 1542-7382.)