Bridging the gap between information architecture analysis and software engineering in interactive web application development

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Web development teams comprise non-computer experts working on the conceptual modeling of non-functional aspects in software applications. Later on, such conceptual information is processed by analysts and software engineers to face the technical phases of the software project. However, this information transfer is often difficult to automate since the information processed by the different professionals involves different abstraction levels, as well as important cost and effort that need to be considered. The main aim of this research is to minimize these problems by increasing automation and interoperability in the development of interactive web applications. To take up this challenge, we have created and evaluated a tool that aims at bridging the gap between the conceptual definitions of web contents-i.e., the information architecture, and the UML elements for analysis and design required by software engineers, connecting functional and non-functional information to achieve the rest of technical activities during the software development process. © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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Rojas, L. A., & Macías, J. A. (2013). Bridging the gap between information architecture analysis and software engineering in interactive web application development. In Science of Computer Programming (Vol. 78, pp. 2282–2291). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scico.2012.07.020

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