This chapter applies the template proposed by Opdahl and Henderson-Sellers to the Goal-oriented Requirement Language (GRL). It proposes a metamodel of GRL that identifies the constructs of the language and the links between them. Each construct is then described through the template in order to extract and formalise detailed syntactic and semantic information. The latter takes the form of a mapping between a construct and its meaning, defined in terms of the Bunge-Wand-Weber ontology. Evaluations of both GRL and the template are provided as well as suggestions for improvements. The purpose of our work is to improve the quality of goal modelling. Indeed, despite th increasing popularity of the goal-oriented paradigm, especially in requirements engineering and enterprise modelling, the central notion of goal remains one of the most controversial. A possible cause might be that researchers have devoted too little attention to studying the ontological foundations of goal-oriented languages. This chapter addresses such issues for GRL.

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Title Chapter VIII: A Template-Based Analysis of GRL
Authors P. Heymans, G. Saval, G. Dallons, and I. Pollet
Type Book
Conference/Journal Title Advanced Topics in Database Research
Volume/Number Vol. 5
Editors K. Siau
Publisher IGI Publishing
Month -
Year 2006
Pages 124-147
DOI 10.4018/978-1-59140-935-9.ch008
Keywords Bunge-Wand-Weber ontology, GRL, Metamodel, semantics, template
Topic revision: r2 - 27 Nov 2010, DanielAmyot
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