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Ontology-Based Domain Analysis for Model Driven Pervasive Game Development

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School of Business, Anhui University, Hefei 230601, China
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School of Business, Örebro University, 70182 Örebro, Sweden
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Department of Computer and Information Science, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, 7491 Trondheim, Norway
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Information 2018, 9(5), 109; https://doi.org/10.3390/info9050109
Received: 28 March 2018 / Revised: 24 April 2018 / Accepted: 27 April 2018 / Published: 3 May 2018
Domain Analysis (DA) plays an important role in Model Driven Development (MDD) and Domain-Specific Modeling (DSM). However, most formal DA methods are heavy weight and not practical sometimes. For instance, when computer games are developed, the problem domain (game design) is decided gradually within numerous iterations. It is not practical to fit a heavy-weight DA in such an agile process. In this research, we propose a light-weight DA which can be embedded in the original game development process. The DA process is based on a game ontology which serves for both game design and domain analysis. In this paper, we introduce the ontology and demonstrate how to use it in the domain analysis process. We discuss the quality and evaluate the ontology with a user acceptance survey. The test result shows that most potential users considered the ontology useful and easy to use. View Full-Text
Keywords: Model Driven (Software) Development (MDD); Domain-Specific Modeling (DSM); ontology; domain analysis; computer game; pervasive game; game development Model Driven (Software) Development (MDD); Domain-Specific Modeling (DSM); ontology; domain analysis; computer game; pervasive game; game development
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Guo, H.; Gao, S.; Trætteberg, H.; Wang, A.I.; Jaccheri, L. Ontology-Based Domain Analysis for Model Driven Pervasive Game Development. Information 2018, 9, 109. https://doi.org/10.3390/info9050109

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Guo H, Gao S, Trætteberg H, Wang AI, Jaccheri L. Ontology-Based Domain Analysis for Model Driven Pervasive Game Development. Information. 2018; 9(5):109. https://doi.org/10.3390/info9050109

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Guo, Hong, Shang Gao, Hallvard Trætteberg, Alf I. Wang, and Letizia Jaccheri. 2018. "Ontology-Based Domain Analysis for Model Driven Pervasive Game Development" Information 9, no. 5: 109. https://doi.org/10.3390/info9050109

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