A Generic Set Theory-based Pattern Matching Approach for the Analysis of Conceptual Models

Becker J, Delfmann P, Herwig S, Lis L


Zusammenfassung
Recognizing patterns in conceptual models is useful for a number of purposes, like revealing syntactical errors, model comparison, and identification of business process improvement potentials. In this contribution, we introduce an approach for the specification and matching of structural patterns in conceptual models. Unlike existing approaches, we do not focus on a certain application problem or a specific modeling language. Instead, our approach is generic making it applicable for any pattern matching purpose and any conceptual modeling language. In order to build sets representing structural model patterns, we define operations based on set theory, which can be applied to arbitrary sets of model elements and relationships. Besides a conceptual specification of our approach, we present a prototypical modeling tool that shows its applicability.

Schlüsselwörter
Conceptual Modeling; Pattern Matching; Set Theory; Analysis



Publikationstyp
Aufsatz (Konferenz)

Begutachtet
Ja

Publikationsstatus
Veröffentlicht

Jahr
2009

Konferenz
28th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER 2009)

Konferenzort
Gramado, Brazil

Buchtitel
Conceptual Modeling - ER 2009 28th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling, Gramado, Brazil, November 9-12, 2009. Proceedings

Herausgeber
Laender, A. H. F.; Castano, S.; Dayal, U.; Casati, F.; de Oliverira, J. P. M.

Erste Seite
41

Letzte Seite
54

Seiten
41-54

Band
5829

Reihe
Lecture Notes in Computer Science

Verlag
Springer Verlag

Ort
Berlin, Heidelberg

Sprache
Englisch

ISBN
978-3-642-04839-5

DOI