1453RE: [TaxoCoP] Re: Visualization technologies
- Jul 19, 2006
Amanda: Thanks for the feedback.
The following text is probably a bit overwhelming for most, and even for me sometimes, so I also have diagrams (which I’m also told are often overwhelming) to aid the discussion if needed.
Please note that I typically use one tool to do the M3/M2/M1/M0 modeling and model aggregation/integration/unification across those layers.
Unfortunately, I still have to procedurally use multiple tools (e.g., intelligence mining) and techniques (e.g., user surveys) to efficiently and effectively populate/aggregate the initial M1 layer with the client/user world view (i.e., their ontology) as an independent M1 domain (e.g., representing a software application, a business process, a form, a database, a concept map), to populate the resultant metadata-modeled M1 domain with relevant M0 client/user data, and to keep the M1 and M0 synchronized with the client’s ever-flowing operational and analytical data and metadata.
I then take the resultant independent domain (but now aggregated in my single repository and namespace) M1 layer world views/ontologies (e.g., process models, data models, UML sequence and class diagrams) and corresponding M0 virtualized or migrated class repositories and/or databases, and relate their class and subclass structures to one or more of my seven generalized reference classes (i.e., my generalized “physics-based” taxonomies) using one or more of my seven relation types with my M2 Layer “Reference Catalog”. From the generalized and integrated ontologies, I then build up my specialized type of “thesaurus”, to unify the diverse and ever-changing vocabulary of the diverse and ever-changing independent world views/ontologies into a unified vocabulary with preferred terms (built largely by consensus of clients/users) and alternate terms (specific to each independent, but now federated, domain).
Physical aspects: energy, time, space, matter, intelligence (or dynamic-self-referencing pattern or concept, if you prefer).
General Reference Catalogs: Location, Organization, Organization Unit, Function, Process, Resource, Mission Requirement
General Relation Types: Categorization (inheritance hierarchy of “like things”), containment (tree or structural “hierarchy” of “unlike things”), sequence (flow), change (flow), variance (flow), equivalence (categorization), descriptive (has a, about a, attribute, property)
Generalized Role Types (for Sequence Relation Types): Customer, Supplier, Authority, Performer, Outsource, Partner, Public)
These are sufficient to my “enterprise management intention, but obviously open to infinite variability and discussion. I choose to just be practical, not linguistic or philosophical.
CommIT Enterprises, Inc.
Roy Roebuck III
Senior Enterprise Architect
+1 (703) 486-5540
+1 (703) 486-5506
From: TaxoCoP@yahoogroups.com [mailto:TaxoCoP@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of axu789
Sent: Wednesday, July 19, 2006 11:32 AM
Subject: [TaxoCoP] Re: Visualization technologies
Thanks Bob for the URL of â€˜The 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,w:st="on"> Enterprise Management, Security, and
> attributes, and relations.
> CommIT Enterprises, Inc.
> Enterprise Architecture for
> Knowledge <blocked::http://www.commiten t.com>Architect
> Roy Roebuck III
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> 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 stillBrain is now at version 3.03.
> http://www.thebrain .com/. The
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