An ontology-based approach for evaluating the domain appropriateness and comprehensibility appropriateness of modeling languages

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    Abstract

    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
    Title of host publicationModel Driven Engineering Languages and Systems, 8th Int. Conference, MoDELS 2005
    EditorsL. Briand, C. Williams
    Place of PublicationBerlin
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages691-705
    Number of pages15
    ISBN (Print)3-540-29010-9
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2005
    Event8th International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems, MoDELS 2005 - Montego Bay, Jamaica
    Duration: 2 Oct 20057 Oct 2005
    Conference number: 8

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
    PublisherSpringer
    NumberXV
    Volume3713
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743
    ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

    Conference

    Conference8th International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems, MoDELS 2005
    Abbreviated titleMoDELS
    CountryJamaica
    CityMontego Bay
    Period2/10/057/10/05

    Keywords

    • SCS-Services
    • IR-66392
    • METIS-224924
    • EWI-7056

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