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  • Curriculum for learning about QR modelling (D6.9.1)

    This document presents curriculum materials to develop expertise in Qualitative Reasoning and Modelling (QRM). The material includes: theory, a brief overview of the QRM workbench (Garp3), Model examples, a brief section on QR-based modelling in Ecology, an explanation of typical QRM vocabulary, and Assignments. The examples discussed in this document can be downloaded from Models.

  • Framework for conceptual QR description of case studies (D6.1)

    This document presents a methodology that structures and supports the capture of conceptual knowledge about sustainable-development using a qualitative approach. The framework defines a protocol for describing content (knowledge and expertise) that supports the development conceptual understanding of systems and how they behave. In addition to structuring the work involved in building models, the framework also facilitates easier comparison and evaluation of the results of modelling efforts.

  • User manual for single user workbench (D4.2.1)

    This document is the user manual for Garp3. The Garp3 software package supports all operations necessary to build, simulate, and inspect qualitative models. Garp3 distinguishes three categories of possible operations. The first category concerns file operations, such as opening models, saving models, and starting a new model. The second consists of model building operations to define building blocks (e.g., entities, quantities and quantity spaces) and use these to create model fragments and scenarios. Finally, the third category contains the simulation tasks, such as running a simulation and inspecting the resulting state graph using a variety of visualisations. The manual provides task-oriented instructions for each available operation in Garp3, accompanied by clarifying examples throughout the text.

  • User Manual for Collaborative QR model building and simulation workbench (D4.2.2)

    This document is a user manual giving a task oriented description of the new functionality implemented in the collaborative version of the Garp3 model building and simulation workbench, based on Qualitative Reasoning. This new functionality consists of the following main features: (1) OWL import and export, and the model repository support, (2) multiple model support and model merging, and (3) the Sketch environment.

  • Single-user QR model building and simulation workbench (D4.1)

    This document describes the seamless integration of existing QR software into the Garp3 qualitative reasoning and modelling workbench and the new features which have been added for this release. This software consists of GARP for simulation, HOMER for building models that can be simulated by GARP, and VISIGARP, which provides graphical means to control and inspect simulations generated by GARP. The main goal of the integration of the software is increasing the usability in such a way that the software becomes usable for modellers without a background in computer science. The Garp3 software is actively being used in the NaturNet-Redime project.

  • Collaborative QR model building and simulation workbench (D4.3)

    This document describes the functionality added to Garp3 to support the collaborative construction of qualitative models. It includes (1) a new environment called Sketch in which intermediate model results can be created; (2) OWL export- and importfunctionality, so models can be exported to an OWL format, and models in that format can be imported again; (3) the model repository, which is a central place to store and search for qualitative models saved in the OWL format; (4) multiple model support to allow having multiple models open in the Garp3 workbench at the same time; and (5) model merging facilities, which make it possible to copy/paste parts of models into other models. All these features facilitate collaborative construction of conceptual models on issues relevant to sustainable development.

  • Document Type Definition (DTD) for QR Model Fragments Redime (D2.3.1)

    The Naturnet-Redime project needs to share qualitative knowledge models of issues relevant to sustainable development. To be able to store, share and reuse models and model fragments within a community building qualitative models, a format needs to be defined that allows the exchange of these fragments via the internet. This document describes the formalisation of qualitative models and model fragments in the Web Ontology Language (OWL).

  • QR model-fragment library standard Redime (D2.3.2)

    This document describes the functionality and implementation of the online qualitative model repository for the collaborative version of the qualitative reasoning and modelling workbench Garp3. Qualitative models exported as Garp3 OWL files can be uploaded into the model repository. Users can search for qualitative models based on the model content, which is accessible due to the formalisation in OWL. The repository enables the qualitative modelling community to exchange qualitative models, provides access to earlier work to prevent redoing of work, and allows earlier work to be reused.