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Quality characteristics

In the framework of evaluating grammar checkers we suggest the following specialisations of the qualitative characteristics, based on ISO 9126:

Functionality:
The present study focuses on this characteristic, since this is the one that has to do with NLP.
Usability:
Reliability:
This characteristic will not be tested explicitly.

In addition to the characteristics proposed by ISO 9126, we suggest:

Customisability:
Customisability could be said to be part of functionality, but in our opinion it is a separate characteristic.

Below, we concentrate on functionality, and the attributes, measures and methods attached to that particular quality characteristic. Efficiency, maintainability and portability we find are of importance to software developers and maybe certain purchasers of systems, but not relevant to the NL focus of the present work. First, we consider the task in more detail.



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