An ontology for the conceptual modeling of visualization and presentation inmanagement information systems
A commonly agreed language between business units and computer departments for the specification of management views is one attempt to bridge the communication gap during the development of information warehouses and management information systems. As today, there is no generally accepted standard for the conceptual modeling of management information systems, although several methods have been proposed so far. What has been largely neglected in all these approaches is the conceptual modeling of presentation and visualization. Since management information systems aim to inform managers and business users about significant facts, the visual representation of these facts is of great importance. In this paper, we develop a framework for the conceptual modeling of management information systems which takes presentation issues into account. Following this framework, we extend the meta-model of an existing modeling approach for the specification of management views with concepts for presentation modeling. We draw on existing taxonomies in order to construct a simple ontology for visualization in the domain of management information systems.
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