Green, Peter, Rosemann, Michael, Indulska, Marta and Recker, Jan C. ORCID: 0000-0002-2072-5792 (2006). Improving Representational Analysis: An Example from the Enterprise Systems Interoperability Domain. In: Proceedings of the 17th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, Adelaide Convention Centre, 6th-8th December 2006 : thought leadership in IS, Adelaide, Australia: Australasian Association for Information Systems. ISBN 9780975841716

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Representational analysis is increasing in popularity, not just in the area of evaluation of conceptual modelling grammars, but in any real-world modelling situation where semantics are being communicated through the use of grammatical constructs or symbols. However, critical questions remain as to choosing the appropriate reference ontology as a representational benchmark for a given situation and applying that ontology analytically in the process of representational analysis. This paper demonstrates how meta-models of proposed reference ontologies can be compared and evaluated on the bases of equivalence, structure and scope in order to aid the selection task. Having selected the reference ontology, this paper explains the current practice of representational analysis and clearly delineates the limitations of the procedure at the input, process and output stages. Finally, this paper explains how an improved version of the representational analytical methodology can be used to establish the `common' set of requirements for full enterprise systems interoperability — an application domain well outside that of traditional conceptual modelling.

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Recker, Jan
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-89599
Title of Book: Proceedings of the 17th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, Adelaide Convention Centre, 6th-8th December 2006 : thought leadership in IS
Date: 2006
Publisher: Australasian Association for Information Systems
Place of Publication: Adelaide, Australia
ISBN: 9780975841716
Language: English
Faculty: Faculty of Management, Economy and Social Sciences
Divisions: Weitere Institute, Arbeits- und Forschungsgruppen > Cologne Institute for Information Systems (CIIS)
Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences > Business Administration > Information Systems > Chair for Information Systems and Systems Development
Subjects: Data processing Computer science
Management and auxiliary services
Uncontrolled Keywords:
Representational analysisEnglish
BWW modelEnglish
representation theoryEnglish
Refereed: Yes


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