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Validating Modal Aspects of OntoUML Conceptual Models Using Automatically Generated Visual World Structures.

Journal of Universal Computer Science 01/2010; 16:2904-2933.
Source: DBLP

ABSTRACT Assessing the quality of conceptual models is key to ensure that conceptual models can be used effectively as a basis for understanding, agreement and construction of information systems. This paper proposes an approach to assess conceptual models defined in OntoUML by transforming these models into specifications in the logic-based language Alloy. These Alloy specifications include the modal axioms of the theory underlying OntoUML, allowing us to validate the modal meta-properties representing ontological commitments of the OntoUML types and relations.

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