Supporting Conceptual Model Analysis Using Semantic Standardization and Structural Pattern Matching
Delfmann Patrick, Herwig Sebastian, Lis Lukasz, Becker Jörg
Analysis of conceptual models is useful for a number of purposes, such as revealing syntactical errors, model comparison, model integration, and identification of business process improvement potentials, with both the model structure and the model contents having to be considered. In this contribution, we introduce a generic model analysis approach. 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 analysis purpose and any graph-based conceptual modeling language. The approach integrates pattern matching for structural analysis and linguistic standardization enabling an unambiguous analysis of the models’ contents.
pattern matching; model analysis; computer linguistic; information modeling