MetaPlex. An integrated environment for organization and information systems development

Minder Chen, Jay F. Nunamaker

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Abstract

This paper presents an integrated environment, called MetaPlex, for organization and information systems development. The kernel of MetaPlex is a knowledge base management system which captures the semantic primitives of a domain at the meta level and uses these primitives to describe target systems. Three levels of abstraction are used in MetaPlex for representing knowledge: the axiomatic, median, and instance levels. The MetaPlex Language Definition System is used to name the object types in the domain of interest and to define the attributes, relations, and descriptions which can be used by these object types. The structural knowledge of the domain in general is thus captured at the median level. Knowledge of the domain captured at the median level is used by the MetaPlex Specification System to define a target system at the instance level. A rule-based inference engine is embedded in the MetaPlex environment as an intelligent assistant to help end users.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages141-151
Number of pages11
StatePublished - Dec 1 1989
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Information Systems - Boston, MA, USA
Duration: Dec 4 1989Dec 6 1989

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OtherProceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Information Systems
CityBoston, MA, USA
Period12/4/8912/6/89

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Chen, M., & Nunamaker, J. F. (1989). MetaPlex. An integrated environment for organization and information systems development. 141-151. Paper presented at Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Information Systems, Boston, MA, USA, .