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The pattern of metapattern: ontological formalization of context and time for open interconnection

Pieter Wisse
Information Dynamics, The Netherlands


Abstract
Metapattern is a technique for (meta)information analysis and modeling. Context and time are critically important, allowing for adjustment (or re-adjustment) of a model to time-induced and/or situational changes which it must account for in order to maintain its integrity. Context is included as a formal variable within information sets, instead of seeing context, often implicitly and therefore unrecognized, as an informal presupposition that is kept outside. An information object may appear in multiple contexts, with unambiguously corresponding variety of behavior. By paying consistent attention to the aspect of time, the approach is augmented even further.

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Reference:Wisse, P. (2004). "The pattern of metapattern: ontological formalization of context and time for open interconnection," University of Amsterdam, Netherlands . Sprouts: Working Papers on Information Systems, 4(13). http://sprouts.aisnet.org/4-13
Keywords:metapattern, conceptual information modeling, ontological engineering, situational variety, multiple contexts, temporal variety, accountability
Item Type:Article - Volume 4 Article 13 (2004)
Language:English
Email: Pieter Wisse (pieter@wisse.cc)

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