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OWL is the most recently developed ontology language from the W3C. OWL is based on RDF (resource description framework), which is accepted as a formal language of meta-data describing any web resources. The key constructs of OWL are classes, individuals, and properties. Classes in OWL are intended to represent concepts in a domain. OWL classes are(More)
Conceptual models are used to support understanding of and communication about application domains in information systems development. Such models are created using modeling grammars (usually employing graphic representation). To be effective, a grammar should support precise representation of domain concepts and their relationships. Ontology languages such(More)
The analysis and description of the application domain are important parts of the requirements engineering process. Domain descriptions are frequently represented as models in the de-facto standard unified modeling language (UML). Recent research has specified the semantics of various UML language elements for domain modeling, based on ontological(More)
Organizations analyze their business processes in order to improve them. Business processes are also considered retainers, users and creators of organizational knowledge. Thus, they can be analyzed to identify the knowledge used, created and embedded in them. A process analysis approach that focuses on redesign does not necessarily capture the knowledge(More)
Conceptual modelling (CM) involves analysts working with domain experts to create a representation of a domain called a conceptual model. We address two issues in CM research. The first deals with the semantics that conceptual models convey. We propose guidelines for how analysts can reflect the semantics of a “role” in a conceptual model using the extended(More)