Towards increased comparability of conceptual models - Enforcing naming conventions through domain thesauri and linguistic grammars
Distributed construction of conceptual models may lead to a set of problems when these models are to
be compared or integrated. Different kinds of comparison conflicts are known (e.g. naming conflicts
or structural conflicts), the resolution of which is subject of different approaches. However, the expost resolution of naming conflicts raises subsequent problems that origin from semantic diversities of
namings – even if they are syntactically the same. Therefore, we propose an approach that allows for
avoiding naming conflicts in conceptual models already during modelling. This way, the ex-post
resolution of naming conflicts becomes obsolete. In order to realise this approach we combine domain
thesauri as lexical conventions for the use of terms, and linguistic grammars as conventions for valid
phrase structures. The approach is generic in order to make it reusable for any conceptual modelling
Becker, Jörg; Delfmann, Patrick; Herwig, Sebastian; Lis, Lukasz; and Stein, Armin, "Towards increased comparability of conceptual models - Enforcing naming conventions through domain thesauri and linguistic grammars" (2009). ECIS 2009 Proceedings. 424.
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