THE NEED OF ‘INFORMATION ANALYSIS’ FOR INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND OUTLINE OF A HERMENEUTIC APPROACH TO IT

Sufen Wang, Junkang Feng, Binyong Tang

Abstract

Requirement analysis for information systems development (ISD) results in a specification that represents a central reference point for subsequent stages of the development. But this stage is seen characterized by informality and uncertainty. One essential element in this is how the information that is required by the users in a domain is identified and formulated. In this paper, we give a summary on how well-known information systems methodologies handle it, and argue that an information analysis would seem to be needed. Such an analysis would require a certain approach, for which we suggest adopting Hermeneutics. We describe how Hermeneutics might enable us to look at the mechanism whereby information is created and information flow takes place in the context of information systems.

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Wang S., Feng J. and Tang B. (2007). THE NEED OF ‘INFORMATION ANALYSIS’ FOR INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND OUTLINE OF A HERMENEUTIC APPROACH TO IT . In Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS, ISBN 978-972-8865-90-0, pages 506-511. DOI: 10.5220/0002347505060511


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@conference{iceis07,
author={Sufen Wang and Junkang Feng and Binyong Tang},
title={THE NEED OF ‘INFORMATION ANALYSIS’ FOR INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND OUTLINE OF A HERMENEUTIC APPROACH TO IT},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS,},
year={2007},
pages={506-511},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002347505060511},
isbn={978-972-8865-90-0},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS,
TI - THE NEED OF ‘INFORMATION ANALYSIS’ FOR INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND OUTLINE OF A HERMENEUTIC APPROACH TO IT
SN - 978-972-8865-90-0
AU - Wang S.
AU - Feng J.
AU - Tang B.
PY - 2007
SP - 506
EP - 511
DO - 10.5220/0002347505060511