Identifying a forest hierarchy in an OODB specialization hierarchy satisfying disciplined modeling

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Abstract

Our work is motivated by the desire to develop methods to comprehend large vocabularies and large schemas of object-oriented databases. The ability of a user of a database participating in a federated system to retrieve information from the other database systems will be greatly enhanced by acquiring a better comprehension of these systems. The authors are trying to develop both a theoretical paradigm and a methodology to analyze existing large schemas. Their approach to achieve comprehension is based on combining two concepts: informational thinning (i.e. concentration on the specialization hierarchy of the schema) and partitioning. They present a new technique for modeling which is called disciplined modeling. Based on the rules of disciplined modeling we develop a theoretical paradigm to support the existence of a meaningful forest hierarchy within the specialization hierarchy. Such a hierarchy functions as a skeleton of the schema and supports comprehension and partitioning efforts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 1st IFCIS International Conference on Cooperative Information Systems, CoopIS 1996
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages182-195
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)0818675055, 9780818675058
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996
Event1st IFCIS International Conference on Cooperative Information Systems, CoopIS 1996 - Brussels, Belgium
Duration: Jun 19 1996Jun 21 1996

Publication series

NameProceedings - 1st IFCIS International Conference on Cooperative Information Systems, CoopIS 1996

Conference

Conference1st IFCIS International Conference on Cooperative Information Systems, CoopIS 1996
CountryBelgium
CityBrussels
Period6/19/966/21/96

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems
  • Information Systems and Management

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