1447Re: Visualization technologies
- Jul 19, 2006Thanks Bob for the URL of âThe Brainâ. I agree with Roy that it
would be ideal to have modeling tools that are compatible with each
other for all layers of MDA, at least, from M4, M3, M2, M1 to M0,
I would hesitate to use a tool that requires me to piece together
different modeling tools for each layer of MDA, in addition to keep
track of the upgrades of each version of the individual tools, and
compatibility of each manifestation generated by the tools.
In addition, I view this infrastructure level data modeling tool to
be open in terms of Web enabling standards and technologies, to be
independent in terms of the separation of process and application
from build to runtime enviornment, to be comfortable in terms of my
physical and virtual working environment, where creativity,
collaboration, and productivity are enhanced, etc.
How many times do I find myself who would rather take the road that
I knew than the potential new one which seems to be faster but has
too many unknown variables? As far as I am concerned, selecting and
buying tools are not simply for the tools, but also for the building
of long term partnership with your tool providers.
--- In TaxoCoP@yahoogroups.com, "Roy Roebuck" <Roy.Roebuck@...>
> I've used TheBrain for several projects since its first beta
> and still use it. Be aware that while TheBrain is an excellenttool for
> modeling and tracking "networks" of ideas/content, it is lesscapable at
> creating "hierarchies" (i.e., classification structure withinheritable
> attributes) of content, which are fundamental to taxonomies andof
> I typically categorize relationships (i.e., verb phrases) into one
> seven "Relation Types": categorization, containment, sequence,change,
> variance, equivalence, and descriptive. TheBrain has strongsupport for
> containment relations, but only limited support for categorization,model
> sequence, change, variance, equivalence, and descriptive relations.
> Other technologies focus on one or more of these other relations.
> I've found that the newer ontology tools with a fully open object
> (i.e., object metaschema in Layer 4 (M3) of OMG's Model Drivenrelation
> Architecture's (MDA) 4 Layer Metamodel) can support all seven
> types. I've found that CASE tools and MOF tools tend to haveRelation
> closed/proprietary/fixed M3 Layer (Unified Object, Data Types,
> Types) and M2 Layer (General/Reference Classes, Attributes,Relations,
> Integration) models, because their primary focus, and historicalIndependent
> purpose, and thus the limit of their vision, is at the M1
> Application/Service/Domain Layer for modeling of specific classes,Pyt=Tmap&addr=2231+Crystal+Dr
> attributes, and relations.
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> From: TaxoCoP@yahoogroups.com [mailto:TaxoCoP@yahoogroups.com] On
> Of Bob Baterregarding
> Sent: Sunday, July 02, 2006 5:26 PM
> To: TaxoCoP@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: Re: [TaxoCoP] Visualization technologies
> Thanks to those of you who have replied so far to my question
> The Brain. Amanda Xu asked what the current URL for The Brain'svendors
> is. They seem to have moved physically, but the URL is still
> http://www.thebrain.com/. The Brain is now at version 3.03.
> >>>>>Bob Bater<<<<<
> >>Principal Associate<<
> >>InfoPlex Associates<<
> >>>>Bristol, UK<<<<
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