vGMQL – Introducing a visual notation for the generic model query language GMQL

Steinhorst Matthias, Delfmann Patrick, Becker Jörg


Abstract
This paper presents a visual query notation for the generic model query language GMQL. So far, GMQL allows for specifying pattern queries as complex set-theoretical formulas. This fact impedes the practical usability of GMQL, because specifying and understanding a query is unintuitive. The visual query notation we propose is a first step towards resolving this shortcoming. We derive objectives for this notation, implement it in a working prototype, as well as evaluate the notation using expert interviews and a literature survey.

Keywords
Conceptual Model Analysis; Enterprise Modeling; Pattern Matching; GMQL



Publication type
Conference Paper

Peer reviewed
Yes

Publication status
Published

Year
2013

Conference
Short Paper Proceedings of the 6th IFIP WG 8.1 Working Conference on the Practice of Enterprise Modeling

Venue
Riga, Lettland

Pages range
146-155

Volume
1023

Title of series
CEUR Workshop Proceedings

Language
English