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Semiotics in Information Systems Engineering

Semiotics in Information Systems Engineering

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  • Date Published: May 2000
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521593359

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  • Semiotics, a well established discipline of signs and their use in human and computer communications, is increasingly recognized as important to understanding information systems and computing in general. This important new resource examines a set of semiotic methods for information systems development. Kecheng Liu offers well balanced coverage of recent theoretical investigations and practical applications. He introduces the MEASUR approach for requirements elicitation, analysis, and representation and illustrates the methods in three major case studies. In these cases he demonstrates how information systems can be developed to meet business requirements and to support business objectives.

    • First book on semiotics applied to information systems
    • Covers theory and practice in a well-balanced way
    • Illustrated with three major case studies, and contains comprehensive account of and introduction to the MEASUR approach to requirements analysis
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    Review of the hardback: '… an excellent overview of a rich and complex research program in the analysis, specification, and design of information systems … will be of interest to researchers in information systems methodologies. In educational settings, it will be useful ancillary reading in a project-oriented course on information systems design, and might be the central text, if the course in fact adapts the MEASUR methodology.' H. Van Dyke Parunak, Computing Reviews

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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 2000
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521593359
    • length: 232 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.51kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    Part I. Semiotic Framework and Methods:
    2. Understanding semiotics
    3. A semiotic framework for information systems
    4. A semiotic approach to information systems development
    5. Knowledge representation and information analysis
    6. Semantic analysis
    7. Pragmatics and communication
    8. The social layer: modelling organisations as information systems
    Part II. Applications:
    9. From semiotic analysis to systems design
    10. Semantic temporal databases
    11. Normbase: a new approach to information management
    12. Case study: development of a land resources information system
    13. Case study: development of a test construction system
    Appendix A. Semantic templates and surrogate specification
    Appendix B. LEGOL applications in the CRIS case
    References
    Index.

  • Author

    Kecheng Liu, University of Reading

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