An ontology-based approach for evaluating the domain appropriateness and comprehensibility appropriateness of modeling languages


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Guizzardi, Giancarlo and Ferreira Pires, Luis and Sinderen van, Marten (2005) An ontology-based approach for evaluating the domain appropriateness and comprehensibility appropriateness of modeling languages. In: 8th International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems, MoDELS 2005, 2-7 October 2005, Montego Bay, Jamaica.

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Abstract:In this paper we present a framework for the evaluation and (re)design of modeling languages. We focus here on the evaluation of the suitability of a language to model a set or real-world phenomena in a given domain. In our approach, this property can be systematically evaluated by comparing the level of homomorphism between a concrete representation of the worldview underlying the language (captured in a metamodel of the language), with an explicit and formal representation of a conceptualization of that domain (a reference ontology). The framework proposed comprises a number of properties that must be reinforced for an isomorphism to take place between these two entities. In order to illustrate the approach proposed, we evaluate and extend a fragment of the UML static metamodel for the purpose of conceptual modeling, by comparing it with an excerpt of a philosophically and cognitive well-founded reference ontology.
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Copyright:© 2005 Springer
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Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS)
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Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/publications/66392
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/11557432_51
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