Fickinger, Tobias and Recker, Jan C. ORCID: 0000-0002-2072-5792 (2013). Construct Redundancy in Process Modeling Grammars: Improving the Explanatory Power of Ontological Analysis. In: Proceedings of the 21st European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2013), Utrecht, Netherlands, 28, Atlanta, Ga.: AIS.

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Conceptual modelling supports developers and users of information systems in areas of documentation, analysis or system redesign. The ongoing interest in the modelling of business processes has led to a variety of different grammars, raising the question of the quality of these grammars for modelling. An established way of evaluating the quality of a modelling grammar is by means of an ontological analysis, which can determine the extent to which grammars contain construct deficit, overload, excess or redundancy. While several studies have shown the relevance of most of these criteria, predictions about construct redundancy have yielded inconsistent results in the past, with some studies suggesting that redundancy may even be beneficial for modelling in practice. In this paper we seek to contribute to clarifying the concept of construct redundancy by introducing a revision to the ontological analysis method. Based on the concept of inheritance we propose an approach that distinguishes between specialized and distinct construct redundancy. We demonstrate the potential explanatory power of the revised method by reviewing and clarifying previous results found in the literature.

Item Type: Book Section, Proceedings Item or annotation in a legal commentary
Recker, Jan
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-88795
Series Name: CIS 2013 Completed Research
Publisher: AIS
Volume: 28
Subjects: Data processing Computer science
Management and auxiliary services
Uncontrolled Keywords:
process modellingEnglish
construct redundancyEnglish
Faculty: Faculty of Management, Economy and Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Management, Economy and Social Sciences > Cologne Institute for Information Systems (CIIS)
Language: English
Date: June 2013
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Place of Publication: Atlanta, Ga.
Refereed: Yes
Title of Book: Proceedings of the 21st European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2013), Utrecht, Netherlands


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