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Management of Model Relations Using Semantic Wikis

Michael Fellmann; Oliver Thomas; Thorsten Dollmann
In: Ralph H. Sprague (Hrsg.). Proceedings of the 43rd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. Abstracts and CD-ROM of full papers. Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-2010), January 5-8, Koloa, Kauai, Hawaii, USA, IEEE Computer Society, 2010.


The unified documentation of models and their relations, which vary greatly concerning the description view, the abstraction level, the language used and the purpose for which they have been built, is still challenging. The knowledge about the relations, which exist between models is usually not captured in a systematic way and hence cannot be searched and reused across different projects and stakeholders. Therefore we examine semantic wikis for the systematic collection and documentation of this knowledge. Firstly, we compare semantic wikis by means of a comparison framework, which permits the problem-adequate selection of semantic wikis. For the practical use of semantic Wikis, we secondly propose a metadata structure and demonstrate their usage based on a prototype.