Using Natural Language Modeling for Business Simulation

Using Natural Language Modeling for Business Simulation

Peter Bollen
Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 37
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-198-8.ch004
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Natural language modeling (NLM) is a conceptual modeling language that can be used for requirements determination for business application systems. In this chapter we will show how the NLM methodology for requirements determination can be extended to serve as a blueprint for business (or management) simulation by providing an initial model for creating a business simulation. We will do this by defining the content of the communication documents for runtime management and we will subsequently show how this meta-UoD can be incorporated into an application UoD. This allows us to capitalize on conceptual models in a business that have been created for requirements determination by extending them with the conceptual model of runtime management. Subsequently, we will incorporate the simulation requirements into the latter UoD and we will give some guidelines on how the conceptual models for the “real life” runtime application can serve as a starting point for the conceptual sub-models for the simulation UoD.

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