Semantic relationships between classes play an important role when building information systems. This is true in traditional data modeling, knowledge representation, and object-oriented modeling. An example of such a semantic relationship is the part-whole relationship. Most object-oriented modeling approaches include such constructs. However, commercial object-oriented database (OODB) systems ordinarily do not provide built-in support for them. We present a methodology by which a semantic relationship can be incorporated into an existing OODB system. We give an overview of the general methodology and show the addition of a part-whole semantic relationship to the ONTOS OODB system. An example application demonstrating our implementation is available on the Web.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||1|
|Journal||Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1999|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering