Initial Results from a Study on Personal Semantics of Conceptual Modeling Languages

Dirk van der Linden, K. Gaaloul, W. Molnar

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In this paper we present the initial results from our longitudinal study into the personal semantics of common meta-concepts used in conceptual modeling. People have an implicit understanding of many of the meta-concepts used for modeling purposes, although these are rarely ever made explicit. We argue that a proper understanding of how modelers personally interpret the meta-concepts they use in nearly all of their (domain) models can aid in several things, e.g. explicating a modeler's (proto)typical concept usage, finding communities that share a conceptual understanding and matching individual modelers to each other. Our initial results include the analysis of data resulting from our study so far and a discussion what hypotheses they support.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Title of host publicationNatural Language Processing and Information Systems
EditorsG Bouma, A. Ittoo, E. Métias, H. Wortmann
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Berlin
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)ISBN-13: 9783642311772
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer, Berlin, Germany

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