Schank, P., & Hamel, L. (2004). Collaborative Modeling: Hiding UML and Promoting Data Examples in NEMo. Proceedings of Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) Notes.
Domain experts are essential for successful software development, but these experts may not recognize their ideas when abstracted into Unified Modeling Language (UML) or ontologies. We describe a Web-based tool for modeling that creates and manipulates a simple data model without representing it in UML, while promoting collaboration and the use of examples to compare and validate the model. The open-source tool, “NEMo,” is a by-product of a team effort to invent and refine a complex data model and library of examples.