The Consistency tab shows the results of the terminology and unit consistency analysis for all analyzed requirements.
Incorrect terminology and units in requirements are among the primary culprits of system faults and project delays. QVscribe scans all confirmed requirements during analysis for domain-specific terminology and units, and displays these enumerated in sortable and searchable lists. Each term or unit in the list can be expanded to show the corresponding requirements where the term or unit was found (see image below)
The term consistency analysis displays all found terms and phrases that appear to be domain specific along with a total count and number of terms similar to it. This similarity can be tuned in real-time with the Matching Strength slider at the top right side of the tab. The Matching Strength gives the tolerance in the assessment of term similarity, such that a Matching Strength of 100% means the terms have to actually be identical for them to be considered similar, and as this Strength is decreased (moving the wider to the left), then more terms will be considered similar.
The terms in the Consistency tab can also be explored by double-clicking on them to show all requirements where that term appears, as well as a list of similar terms and the % Similarity for each (see figure below). Each of these similar terms can also be expanded to show the requirements where it appears. This helps you rapidly verify that these similar terms are valid in their own right, and reside in the correct requirements.
The Unit Consistency section displays all units detected in the marked requirements along with their type categorization and total count. Each unit on the list can be expanded to show the requirements where it was found. Clicking on any of the requirements in this list under a given unit will bring the focus to the requirement within the document and highlight the unit within. This helps ensure that the right unit is in the right requirement and that there is also consistency in the system of units used throughout the document (i.e. metrics or imperial).