Representing things and properties in conceptual modelling: understanding the impact of task type

Shanks, Graeme, Nuredini, Jasmina, Torbin, Daniel and Weber, Ron (2002). Representing things and properties in conceptual modelling: understanding the impact of task type. In: Joseph S. Valacich and Leonard M. Jessup, 24th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2003). Proceedings. ICIS 2003: 24th International Conference on Information Systems, Seattle, WA, USA, (765-769). 14-17 December, 2003.

Author Shanks, Graeme
Nuredini, Jasmina
Torbin, Daniel
Weber, Ron
Title of paper Representing things and properties in conceptual modelling: understanding the impact of task type
Conference name ICIS 2003: 24th International Conference on Information Systems
Conference location Seattle, WA, USA
Conference dates 14-17 December, 2003
Proceedings title 24th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2003). Proceedings
Place of Publication Red Hook, NY, USA
Publisher Curran Associates
Publication Year 2002
Sub-type Fully published paper
Open Access Status
ISBN 9781615670215
Editor Joseph S. Valacich
Leonard M. Jessup
Volume 1
Start page 765
End page 769
Total pages 5
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
The representation of things and properties is a fundamental issue in conceptual modeling. The proponents of different modeling approaches, for example entity relationship modeling and object-role modeling, offer very different advice about the distinction between things and properties and their representation. We use ontological theory to provide guidelines about how things and properties should be represented. Previous experimental work has provided evidence to support the use of ontologically sound representations of things and properties in conceptual modeling. However the results also indicate that the type of task undertaken (for example comprehension, problem solving, discrepancy checking, and decomposition) may also impact the use of conceptual models. In this paper, a research project is proposed to examine the sorts of tasks that are best supported by distinguishing between things and properties in conceptual modeling.
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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