On the general ontological foundations of conceptual modeling


Guizzardi, Giancarlo and Herre, Heinrich and Wagner, Gerd (2002) On the general ontological foundations of conceptual modeling. In: 21th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling, ER 2002, 7-11 October 2002, Tampere, Finland (pp. pp. 65-78).

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Abstract:As pointed out in the pioneering work of [WSW99,EW01], an upper level ontology allows to evaluate the ontological correctness of a conceptual model and to develop guidelines how the constructs of a conceptual modeling language should be used. In this paper we adopt the General Ontological Language (GOL), proposed in [DHHS01], for this purpose. We discuss a number of issues that arise when applying the concepts of GOL to UML class diagrams as a conceptual modeling language. We also compare our ontological analysis of some parts of the UML with the one proposed in [EW01].
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Copyright:© 2002 Springer
Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/publications/63852
Official URL:https://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-45816-6_15
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