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Building large systems requires the difficult and time-consuming activities of elicitation and representation of software requirements. During these analysis activities, particular analysis abstractions emerge. These abstractions, called analysis patterns, represent reusable patterns for subsequent analysis efforts in various domains. As an example, software developers use an analysis abstraction called Person to represent a person from different application domains, such as a student person, employer person or customer person. Martin Fowler, in his book Analysis Patterns, has defined a higher abstraction to represent either a person or an organization labeled the Party pattern. The most popular patterns - design patterns - deal with those patterns useful in both object-oriented design and programming. Design patterns represent reusable software structures needed f... (more)