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


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