A Language Oriented Extension to Toulmin’s Argumentation Model for Conceptual Modelling

Tony Clark, Sebastian Bittmann, Balbir Barn

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The constructive step of modelling must account for the specific requirements of various stakeholders. Further, the quality of a model in terms of goodness-of-fit, completeness or other aspects may vary, because of future, as yet unknown, requirements. Natural language underpins the process of modelling as it is the predominant form through which models are acquired, negotiated and agreed. Whilst a model defines system requirements, it does not capture the assumptions, discussions and negotiations that led to the requirements. The ability to access this information, which is lost by most development processes, may significantly improve the utility of models with respect to changing requirements and system maintenance. This paper proposes a form of ‘literate modelling’ that can be used to capture the steps in model development and is based on Toulmin’s Argumentation model. The paper contributes the design of an argumentation modelling language and a set of rules for integrating multiple languages (or domains) with the Toulmin approach. The language and approach is applied to the domain of business process modelling.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformation System Development
EditorsMaría José Escalona, Gustavo Aragón, Henry Linger, Michael Lang, Chris Barry, Christoph Schneider
PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
Pages359-369
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-07215-9
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-07214-2
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Publication statusPublished - 5 Jul 2014
Event22nd International Conference on Information Systems Development: Improving Enterprise Communication—ISD 2013 Conference - Seville, Spain
Duration: 2 Sep 20134 Sep 2013

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Conference22nd International Conference on Information Systems Development
CountrySpain
CitySeville
Period2/09/134/09/13

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Clark, T., Bittmann, S., & Barn, B. (2014). A Language Oriented Extension to Toulmin’s Argumentation Model for Conceptual Modelling. In M. José Escalona, G. Aragón, H. Linger, M. Lang, C. Barry, & C. Schneider (Eds.), Information System Development (pp. 359-369). [Chapter 29] Springer International Publishing AG. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-07215-9_29
Clark, Tony ; Bittmann, Sebastian ; Barn, Balbir. / A Language Oriented Extension to Toulmin’s Argumentation Model for Conceptual Modelling. Information System Development. editor / María José Escalona ; Gustavo Aragón ; Henry Linger ; Michael Lang ; Chris Barry ; Christoph Schneider. Springer International Publishing AG, 2014. pp. 359-369
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Clark, T, Bittmann, S & Barn, B 2014, A Language Oriented Extension to Toulmin’s Argumentation Model for Conceptual Modelling. in M José Escalona, G Aragón, H Linger, M Lang, C Barry & C Schneider (eds), Information System Development., Chapter 29, Springer International Publishing AG, pp. 359-369, 22nd International Conference on Information Systems Development, Seville, Spain, 2/09/13. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-07215-9_29

A Language Oriented Extension to Toulmin’s Argumentation Model for Conceptual Modelling. / Clark, Tony; Bittmann, Sebastian; Barn, Balbir.

Information System Development. ed. / María José Escalona; Gustavo Aragón; Henry Linger; Michael Lang; Chris Barry; Christoph Schneider. Springer International Publishing AG, 2014. p. 359-369 Chapter 29.

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Clark T, Bittmann S, Barn B. A Language Oriented Extension to Toulmin’s Argumentation Model for Conceptual Modelling. In José Escalona M, Aragón G, Linger H, Lang M, Barry C, Schneider C, editors, Information System Development. Springer International Publishing AG. 2014. p. 359-369. Chapter 29 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-07215-9_29