Introduction of the notion
Source: Semantic Aspect Guide; page 27
We introduce the hypothesis of the correspondence between the natural language categories and those of the object approach. On the evidence of this observation, textual analysis enables an almost mechanical passage from the texts collected towards the model. Several tools are based on this principle. The modeler can proceed manually, highlighting elements of text with different colors, according to their category: substantives (candidates for a class), relation verbs (associations), action verbs (operations), adjectives and participles (states), etc.
This technique is a good starting point for a modeler who feels a little lost when faced with the complexity or novelty of the analyzed domain. It encourages the domain descriptions to be collected or written.
Mechanical passage from texts collected (natural language categories and object approach) towards the model