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.
|Title of host publication||Natural Language Processing and Information Systems|
|Editors||G Bouma, A. Ittoo, E. Métias, H. Wortmann|
|Number of pages||6|
|ISBN (Print)||ISBN-13: 9783642311772|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
|Name||Lecture Notes in Computer Science|
|Publisher||Springer, Berlin, Germany|