An Ontology-Based Approach for Evaluating the Domain Appropriateness and Comprehensibility Approprateness of Modeling Languages

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    In this paper we present a framework for the evaluation and (re)design of modeling languages. We focus here on the evaluation of the suitability of a language to model a set or real-world phenomena in a given domain. In our approach, this property can be systematically evaluated by comparing the level of homomorphism between a concrete representation of the worldview underlying the language (captured in a metamodel of the language), with an explicit and formal representation of a conceptualization of that domain (a reference ontology). The framework proposed comprises a number of properties that must be reinforced for an isomorphism to take place between these two entities. In order to illustrate the approach proposed, we evaluate and extend a fragment of the UML static metamodel for the purpose of conceptual modeling, by comparing it with an excerpt of a philosophically and cognitive well-founded reference ontology.
    Original languageUndefined
    Place of PublicationEnschede
    PublisherArchitecture and Services of Network Applications (ASNA)
    Number of pages15
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2005

    Publication series

    NameCTIT Technical Report Series
    PublisherUniversity of Twente, Centre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT)
    No.TR-CTIT-05-15
    ISSN (Print)1381-3625

    Keywords

    • SCS-Services
    • IR-57025
    • METIS-248112
    • EWI-5743

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    Guizzardi, G., Ferreira Pires, L., & van Sinderen, M. J. (2005). An Ontology-Based Approach for Evaluating the Domain Appropriateness and Comprehensibility Approprateness of Modeling Languages. (CTIT Technical Report Series; No. TR-CTIT-05-15). Enschede: Architecture and Services of Network Applications (ASNA).
    Guizzardi, G. ; Ferreira Pires, Luis ; van Sinderen, Marten J. / An Ontology-Based Approach for Evaluating the Domain Appropriateness and Comprehensibility Approprateness of Modeling Languages. Enschede : Architecture and Services of Network Applications (ASNA), 2005. 15 p. (CTIT Technical Report Series; TR-CTIT-05-15).
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    Guizzardi, G, Ferreira Pires, L & van Sinderen, MJ 2005, An Ontology-Based Approach for Evaluating the Domain Appropriateness and Comprehensibility Approprateness of Modeling Languages. CTIT Technical Report Series, no. TR-CTIT-05-15, Architecture and Services of Network Applications (ASNA), Enschede.

    An Ontology-Based Approach for Evaluating the Domain Appropriateness and Comprehensibility Approprateness of Modeling Languages. / Guizzardi, G.; Ferreira Pires, Luis; van Sinderen, Marten J.

    Enschede : Architecture and Services of Network Applications (ASNA), 2005. 15 p. (CTIT Technical Report Series; No. TR-CTIT-05-15).

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    Guizzardi G, Ferreira Pires L, van Sinderen MJ. An Ontology-Based Approach for Evaluating the Domain Appropriateness and Comprehensibility Approprateness of Modeling Languages. Enschede: Architecture and Services of Network Applications (ASNA), 2005. 15 p. (CTIT Technical Report Series; TR-CTIT-05-15).