JUCS - Journal of Universal Computer Science 16(20): 2904-2933, doi: 10.3217/jucs-016-20-2904
Validating Modal Aspects of OntoUML Conceptual Models Using Automatically Generated Visual World Structures
expand article infoAlessander Botti Benevides, Giancarlo Guizzardi, Bernardo Ferreira Bastos Braga, Joao Paulo Andrade Almeida
‡ Federal University of Espírito Santo (UFES), Vitoria, Brazil
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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.
model validation and analysis, knowledge representation formalisms and methods, formal definitions and theory