Extending the Discussion of Model Quality: Why Clarity and Completeness may not always be enough
Mendling, Jan & Recker, Jan (2007) Extending the Discussion of Model Quality: Why Clarity and Completeness may not always be enough. In Pernici, Barbara & Gulla, Jon Atle (Eds.) CAiSE 2007 Workshop Proceedings Vol. 1, Tapir Academic Press, Trondheim, Norway, pp. 109-121.
Quality of modeling for information systems analysis and design is an important field of research in which, however, a comprehensive and generally acknowledged understanding is still outstanding. Notions of "model" and "quality" often remain vague and focus on particular aspects such as "syntax" or "semantics" rather than a comprehensive perspective on model quality. In this paper we argue that it is foremost the question of modeling pragmatics that is of pertinence when trying to ascertain the quality of a modeling artefact. We illustrate how pragmatic concerns mediate traditional conceptions of model quality. We refer to the well-established Bunge-Wand-Weber representation model and discuss how pragmatic concerns affect the understanding of model quality in addition to the quality criteria provided by such ontology-based theories of modeling. We apply the formalism provided by K¨uhne to clarify the influence of pragmatic concerns on modeling as a mapping activity with choices.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Additional Information:||paper published within 'CAiSE 2007 Workshop Proceedings Vol.1' ; For more information, please refer to the conference/ publisher's website (see hypertext link) or contact the authors.|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Conceptual Modelling (080603)|
|Divisions:||Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2007 (please consult authors)|
|Deposited On:||09 Nov 2007|
|Last Modified:||29 Feb 2012 23:33|
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