An empirical study to validate the use of ontological guidelines in the creation of i models

Ramilton Costa Gomes, Renata Silva Souza Guizzardi, Xavier Franch, Giancarlo Guizzardi, Roel Wieringa

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    I is a well known goal modeling framework, developed by a large and geographically dispersed research community. Currently, i∗ users tend to ascribe different and conflicting meanings to its constructs, leading to a nonuniform use of the language, and consequently undermining its adoption. In previous works, we proposed ontological guidelines to support the creation of i models, in an attempt to provide a solution to this problem. In this paper, we present an empirical study, to evaluate these ontological guidelines. Results show that for more experienced conceptual modelers, the ontological guidelines indeed support i modeling. However, results are not as positive for non-experienced conceptual modelers.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationONTOBRAS 2015. Brazilian Ontology Research Seminar
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the Brazilian Seminar on Ontologies (ONTOBRAS 2015) São Paulo, Brazil, September 8-11, 2015
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    EventBrazilian Seminar on Ontologies, ONTOBRAS 2015 - Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Duration: 8 Sep 201511 Sep 2015

    Publication series

    NameCEUR workshop proceedings
    PublisherRheinisch Westfälische Technische Hochschule
    ISSN (Print)1613-0073


    ConferenceBrazilian Seminar on Ontologies, ONTOBRAS 2015
    Abbreviated titleONTOBRAS 2015
    CitySao Paulo

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