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A Framework for Language-Action Modeling in UML

A Framework for Language-Action Modeling in UML
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Author(s): Peter Rittgen (University College of BorĂ¥s, Sweden)
Copyright: 2005
Pages: 4
Source title: Managing Modern Organizations Through Information Technology
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-822-2.ch071
ISBN13: 9781616921293
EISBN13: 9781466665354


The Language-Action Perspective (LAP) considers communication as the backbone of any organization. The structure of communication mirrors the structure of the organization and its processes, so by modeling the former we can understand the latter. When designing an information system (IS) to support the organization, the focus shifts from communication to information which is typically accompanied by a shift in the modeling paradigm. The Unified Modeling Language (UML) is a prime candidate for IS design. Here we study a framework for integrating both approaches, LAP and UML, and thereby organizational and IS modeling.

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