Supporting Conceptual Model Analysis Using Semantic Standardization and Structural Pattern Matching

Delfmann Patrick, Herwig Sebastian, Lis Lukasz, Becker Jörg


Abstract
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.

Keywords
pattern matching, model analysis, computer linguistic, information modeling



Publication type
Chapter in Book

Peer reviewed
Yes

Publication status
Published

Year
2012

Book title
Semantic Technologies for Business and Information Systems Engineering: Concepts and Applications

Editor
Smolnik Stefan, Teuteberg Frank, Thomas Oliver

Start page
125

End page
149

Pages range
125-149

Publisher
IGI Global

Language
English

ISBN
9781609601263

DOI