Simulation Model Validation Based on Ontological Engineering Methods
A task of the simulation models examination (verification and validation, V&V) is considered. At the V&V process the correspondence degree of the simulation model created by developers to the simulated object, that description is presented in the form of a conceptual model built by customers, is determined. An ontological approach is proposed to determine the semantic proximity of the simulation model and the conceptual model, whose descriptions are presented in the form of ontologies. Matching rules can also be defined with ontology based on the metrics chosen by the customer. The approach has been tested using the simulation system Triads. The results of the matching algorithm execution are illustrated by an example. The article provides description of the simulation model ontology created in TriadNS and conceptual model ontology, developed with MASK method. The metrics used for proximity assessment are described.