A Procedure Model for Situational Reference Model Mining
Keywords:Reference Model Design Principles, Reference Model Construction, Inductive Reference Model Development, Reference Model Mining, Reference Model Design
This contribution introduces the concept of Situational Reference Model Mining, i. e., the idea that automatically derived reference models, although derived from identical input data, are intended for different purposes and therefore have to meet different requirements. These requirements determine the reference model character and thus the technique that is best suited for mining it. Situational Reference Model Mining is based on well-known design principles for reference modeling, such as configuration, aggregation, specialization, instantiation, and analogy. We present a procedure model for Situational Reference Model Mining and demonstrate its usefulness by means of a case study. Existing techniques for Reference Model Mining are examined and mapped to their underlying design principles. Our approach provides reference model designers with first guidelines regarding their choice of mining technique and points out research gaps for the development of new approaches to reference model mining.
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