Vocabulary problem in BPM
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil
The central point of this presentation is the vocabulary problem in the context of process models and why ontologies can improve this representation. Process models are composed of graphical elements and words. However, words used to name elements during process design have potentially ambiguous meanings, which might result in quality problems. Different levels of explicitness affect the labels but are not sufficient to solve the vocabulary problem. The use of ontologies, dictionaries, and thesaurus is a mean to improve the identification of activity process models’ labels. This presentation discusses aspects related to words used to represent concepts in labels and why ontologies can improve this representation. Another aspect discussed is the verification if ontologies supporting modelling do not generate drawbacks such as increasing modeller’s cognitive load.
Lecture at NEMO2015
Date/Time: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 09:00