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Requirements Engineering

How-to Requirement Reviews

Reviews! Either the safety net you always wanted or the hammer that knocks your teeth out. In this blog post...
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How-to Requirement Reviews

Improving the German Corona Warn App Specification

Last tuesday, the german Corona Warn App officially launched, following intense and heated discussions about the data protection standards such...
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Improving the German Corona Warn App Specification

The Incredible Potential of Text Analytics – The Use Cases Explained.

New advances in text analytics make the tech news nearly every week, most prominently IBM Watson, but also more recently...
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The Incredible Potential of Text Analytics – The Use Cases Explained.

Release of Scout Version 4.6 (LTS)

If you ever had quality defects in your requirements-suite or test-suite, you know how time-consuming and expensive they can become....
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Release of Scout Version 4.6 (LTS)

A Gentle Introduction Of A Requirement Syntax

Requirement documentation is mainly done in either Natural Language (NL) or in formal models like UML or SysML. NL offers...
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A Gentle Introduction Of A Requirement Syntax

How to find semantic duplicates in requirements documents

Have you ever read a text and suddenly felt like you had a déjà vu? Maybe this happened because you...
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How to find semantic duplicates in requirements documents

Requirements Engineering and Origami

You might have seen the pictures of green swans on our twitter feed from time to time. You have probably...
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Requirements Engineering and Origami

Detect more Quality Defects in your Requirements

How we investigated whether our Qualicen Scout is a useful tool for companies in the domains of software and systems engineering....
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Detect more Quality Defects in your Requirements

How to Awake Your Glossary From Zombie Mode

When we look at requirements documents that are new to us, we often need some help on terms and abbreviations....
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How to Awake Your Glossary From Zombie Mode

Test Engineering

Lessons Learned in monitoring and improving large scale Test Suits

We run our automated Test Smell Analyses close to 5 years now. Five years in many different projects and domains....
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Lessons Learned in monitoring and improving large scale Test Suits

OTTERs and the Theory of Automatic Testgeneration

Creating test cases by hand can be a lot of effort. It takes time, and so costs plenty of money....
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OTTERs and the Theory of Automatic Testgeneration

Light-weight Requirements Modelling and Test Case Generation: Try it yourself!

Automatically generating test cases from requirements? We show you how. For this, we created a new way to create lightweight...
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Light-weight Requirements Modelling and Test Case Generation: Try it yourself!

Structured Test-Design with Specmate – Part 1: Requirements-based Testing

In this blog post  I am going to introduce Specmate, the result of a research project I have been involved...
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Structured Test-Design with Specmate – Part 1: Requirements-based Testing

Quality Plug-In for Ranorex

There are many reasons to do automated testing on the GUI level. Automated tests are fast, repeatable, and (hopefully) provide...
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Quality Plug-In for Ranorex

Conditionals: Why you should avoid these two letters for better test case execution

At Qualicen, it's often my job to check other people's system test cases and tell the team what I think about these...
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Conditionals: Why you should avoid these two letters for better test case execution

Why test clones mess with your test quality – And how to avoid them

I recently reviewed a manual test suite of one of our customers. One of the first things I check very early in a...
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Why test clones mess with your test quality – And how to avoid them

Systems Engineering

Introducing Model-based Systems-Engineering

Managing the complexity of cyber-physical systems is a real challenge. Adding reuse and hundreds of product variants doesn't help either....
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Introducing Model-based Systems-Engineering

Anomaly-Detection with Transformers Machine Learning Architecture

Anomaly Detection Anomaly Detection refers to the problem of finding anomalies in (usually) large datasets. Often, we are dealing with...
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Anomaly-Detection with Transformers Machine Learning Architecture

Getting Started With the SPES System Modeling Framework

We observe that numerous cyber-physical systems are rapidly gaining functionality and thus development gets more and more complex. Innovations are...
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Getting Started With the SPES System Modeling Framework

Text Analytics

Our New Library for State-of-the-Art Natural Language Processing

There is a plethora of NLP libraries out there. For almost every NLP task, be it from rather trivial things...
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Our New Library for State-of-the-Art Natural Language Processing

Anomaly-Detection with Transformers Machine Learning Architecture

Anomaly Detection Anomaly Detection refers to the problem of finding anomalies in (usually) large datasets. Often, we are dealing with...
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Anomaly-Detection with Transformers Machine Learning Architecture

Turbocharging Textsearch with NLP

Searching through a piece of text doesn’t sound like a task one would need a lot of fancy NLP technology...
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Turbocharging Textsearch with NLP

The Incredible Potential of Text Analytics – The Use Cases Explained.

New advances in text analytics make the tech news nearly every week, most prominently IBM Watson, but also more recently...
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The Incredible Potential of Text Analytics – The Use Cases Explained.

Natural Language Processing: Timeline Extraction with Regexes and spaCy

New text is generated in a mindblowing speed today. Think about news articles, social media messages, reports, e-mails etc. However,...
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Natural Language Processing: Timeline Extraction with Regexes and spaCy

Detecting Cause-Effect Relations in Natural Language

Anyone who has used a recent version of Specmate might has already seen an amazing new feature. In the overview...
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Detecting Cause-Effect Relations in Natural Language

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