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# Tag Archives: modelling theory

## Categories of semantic Models by Stachowiak

Categorisation by example of semantic models, i.e. models as we use them in software engineering etc, according to Herbert Stachowiak. Continue reading

Posted in Epistemology, Herbert Stachowiak, Requirements
Tagged abstraction, Allgemeine Modelltheorie, empirical models, Finite Model Theory, formal models, General Model Theory, Herbert Stachowiak, Modelling, modelling theory, Requirements Modeling, scientific models, semantic model, semantics, Semiology, Semiotics, Semology, Stachowiak
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## Stachowiak on semantic Requirements Modelling

Excerpt of Herbert Stachowiak’s “Allgemeine Modelltheorie” (General Model Theory). Although this is on empirical-scientific models, it provides a foundation of semantic requirements modelling. Continue reading

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Tagged abstraction, Allgemeine Modelltheorie, empirical models, Finite Model Theory, formal models, General Model Theory, Herbert Stachowiak, jackson zave, michael a. jackson, Modelling, modelling theory, pamela zave, Requirements Modeling, scientific models, semantic model, semantics, Stachowiak
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## Modelling with Classes: Square and Rectangle revisited

Classic problem in class-modelling: how to express that a square is a special kind of rectangle? In order to deepen understanding, let us scrutinize the situation a bit closer here, using logical/ structural foundations of modelling: Continue reading

## Reflections on Abstractions: Subsumption I

We’re going to look at a subsumptional mapping from lhs original to rhs model. We will get four cases of subsumption as in figure (strictest cases), which now can be developed into a continuum with the four cases as corner points. Continue reading

## Modelling Theory and Abstraction Awareness in 2012

Little collection of Tweets on Modelling and Abstraction in 2012: Model Thinking, Application, Conceptual and Formal Foundations etc. Continue reading

## Human centric Modelling

There is a modelling at the low-end, that we use every day a million times, and there is modelling at the high-end with comprehensive concepts like UML, MDD etc. Both are good to have. Perhaps approaching the modelling topic from the low-end would make it easier accessible for most of the software practitioners. Continue reading

Posted in Model Thinking
Tagged abstraction, abstraction awareness, computational thinking, Language, mda, mdd, model, model thinking, Modelling, modelling theory, software modelling, thinking, Tool, UML
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## Modelling Abstraction etc in 2011

Just reviewed my Twitter timeline of 2011: … (tweets, links, and wisdoms of the year) Continue reading

## Complexity Awareness is Cost Awareness

If “engineering is producing an artifact to cost”, then how can modelling contribute to it? Continue reading

## Rhinos – a Modelling Theorist’s Perspective

A structure of rigurous and relevant principles are necessary and sufficient to constitute a Modelling Theory. Everything else, like processual, behavioural, ontological or linguistic considerations, is optional. Let me enlighten this position, with the help of last week’s Rhino posting: …

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Posted in Epistemology
Tagged abstraction, abstraction awareness, application, blind spot, example, industry, inspiration, logic, model, model theory, modeling, Modelling, modelling theory, relevance, rhino, rigor, rigour, Socrates, software, software modelling, theory of modelling
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