Formalizing Linguistic Conventions for Conceptual Models

Becker J, Delfmann P, Herwig S, Lis L, Stein A


Zusammenfassung
A precondition for the appropriate analysis of conceptual models is not only their syntactic correctness but also their semantic comparability. Assuring comparability is challenging especially when models are developed by different persons. Empirical studies show that such models can vary heavily, especially in model element naming, even if they express the same issue. In contrast to most ontology-driven approaches proposing the resolution of these differences ex-post, we introduce an approach that avoids naming differences in conceptual models already during modeling. Therefore we formalize naming conventions combining domain thesauri and phrase structures based on a lin-guistic grammar. This allows for guiding modelers automatically during the modeling process using standardized labels for model elements. Our approach is generic, making it applicable for any modeling language.

Schlüsselwörter
Conceptual Modeling, Naming Conventions, Computational Linguistics



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
70

Letzte Seite
83

Seiten
70-83

Band
5829

Reihe
Lecture Notes in Computer Science

Verlag
Springer Verlag

Ort
Berlin, Heidelberg

Sprache
Englisch

ISBN
978-3-642-04839-5

DOI

Affiliierungen
University of Münster European Research Center for Information Systems (ERCIS) Leonardo-Campus 3 48149 Münster Germany