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

  • Dirk van der Linden
  • Khaled Gaaloul
  • Wolfgang Molnar
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7337)

Abstract

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.

Keywords

conceptual modeling personal semantics 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dirk van der Linden
    • 1
    • 2
  • Khaled Gaaloul
    • 1
  • Wolfgang Molnar
    • 1
  1. 1.Public Research Centre Henri TudorLuxembourgLuxembourg
  2. 2.Radboud University NijmegenThe Netherlands

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