A Procedural Model for Ontological Analyses

Rosemann, Michael, Green, Peter, & Indulska, Marta (2005) A Procedural Model for Ontological Analyses. In Hart, Dennis N. & McGregor, Shirley D. (Eds.) Information Systems Foundations: Constructing and Criticising. ANU E Press, Canberra, A. C. T, pp. 153-164.

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In recent years, there has been a significant increase in the popularity of ontological analysis of conceptual modelling techniques. To date, related research explores the ontological deficiencies of classical techniques such as ER or UML modelling, as well as business process modelling techniques such as ARIS or even Web Services standards such as BPEL4WS, BPML, ebXML, BPSS and WSCI. While the ontologies that form the basis of these analyses are reasonably mature, it is the actual process of an ontological analysis that still lacks rigour. The current procedure is prone to individual interpretations and is one reason for criticism of the entire ontological analysis. This paper presents a procedural model for ontological analysis based on the use of meta models, multiple coders and metrics. The model is supported by examples from various ontological analyses.

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