A Pragmatic Approach to Collaborative Semantic Modelling
Conceptual modelling has attracted a lot of research interest in recent years and various tools, such as Cmap1, Compendium2, FreeStyler3, and Belvedere4 have been developed to support the collaborative creation and work with various kinds of visual models. This interest is hardly surprising, given the prominent role of conceptual modelling across a large variety of professional and educational domains. As physical or digital artefacts, conceptual models provide important means for the explication, communication, and scrutinizing of each other’s ideas and concepts. In order to guide the modelling process and to support mutual understanding among participants, semi-formal notations or modelling languages are used regularly both in professional, training as well as educational settings.
KeywordsModelling Language Knowledge Creation Visual Modelling Collaborative Modelling Computer Support Collaborative Learn
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