Requirement Text Detection from Contract Packages to Support Project Definition Determination

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2019-01-01
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Chukharev-Hudilainen, Evgeny
Le, Tuyen
Le, Chau
Jeong, H. David
Gilbert, Stephen
Gilbert, Stephen
Chukharev-Hudilainen, Evgeny
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Virtual Reality Applications CenterPsychologyEnglishIndustrial and Manufacturing Systems EngineeringHuman Computer InteractionVirtual Reality Applications Center
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Project requirements are wishes and expectations of the client toward the design, construction, and other project management processes. The project definition is typically specified in a contract package including a contract document and many other related documents such as drawings, specifications, and government codes. Project definition determination is critical to the success of a project. Due to the lack of efficient tools for requirement processing, the current practices regarding project scoping still heavily rely on a manual basis which is tedious, time-consuming, and error-prone. This study aims to fill that gap by developing an automated method for identifying requirement texts from contractual documents. The study employed Naïve Bayes to train a classification model that can be used to separate requirement statements from non-requirement statements. An experiment was conducted on a manually labeled dataset of 1191 statements. The results revealed that the developed requirement detection model achieves a promising accuracy of over 90%.

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This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of a proceeding published as Le, Tuyen, Chau Le, H. David Jeong, Stephen B. Gilbert, and Evgeny Chukharev-Hudilainen. "Requirement text detection from contract packages to support project definition determination." In: Advances in Informatics and Computing in Civil and Construction Engineering (2019): 569-576. The final authenticated version is available online at DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-00220-6_68. Posted with permission.

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