Terminology as the basis for building engineering feature-based models Articles uri icon



publication date

  • January 2020

start page

  • 186

end page

  • 200


  • 27


  • 2020

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1392-267X

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2669-2198


  • Satellite operations require the combined use of different tools to support engineering ctivities and to control the spacecraft. This communication is managed by the Monitoring and Control System (MCS) that receives telemetry data from the spacecraft and releases telecommands to keep the satellite's attitude and flight path. These complex systems are developed as open platforms that can be extended and customised to support mission-specific requirements and objectives. As a general rule, it can be stated that these software applications are good candidates for implementing variability mechanisms in a structured, planned way and that their functionality is a good candidate to analyse the feasibility of applying feature-based modelling techniques. This paper describes the use of terminology analysis to build a feature model to support requirements analysis for this type of software-based systems.


  • Computer Science
  • Information Science


  • technical terminology; feature-based models; aerospace engineering; terminology extraction