Entity-Relationship Approach - ER '93

Entity-Relationship Approach - ER '93

Author: Ramez A. Elmasri

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540582177

Category: Computers

Page: 530

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This monograph is devoted to computational morphology, particularly to the construction of a two-dimensional or a three-dimensional closed object boundary through a set of points in arbitrary position. By applying techniques from computational geometry and CAGD, new results are developed in four stages of the construction process: (a) the gamma-neighborhood graph for describing the structure of a set of points; (b) an algorithm for constructing a polygonal or polyhedral boundary (based on (a)); (c) the flintstone scheme as a hierarchy for polygonal and polyhedral approximation and localization; (d) and a Bezier-triangle based scheme for the construction of a smooth piecewise cubic boundary.

Entity-Relationship Approach - ER '94. Business Modelling and Re-Engineering

Entity-Relationship Approach - ER '94. Business Modelling and Re-Engineering

Author: Pericles Loucopoulos

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540587861

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 579

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This volume constitutes the proceedings of the 13th International Conference on the Entity-Relationship Approach, ER '94, held in Manchester, UK in December 1994. The ER '94 book is devoted to business modelling and re-engineering and provides a balanced view between research and practical experience. The 34 full revised papers presented are organized in sections on business process modelling, enterprise modelling, systems evolution, modelling integrity constraints, object-oriented databases, active databases, CASE, reverse engineering, information system modelling, schema coordination, and re-engineering.

Entity-Relationship Modeling

Entity-Relationship Modeling

Author: Bernhard Thalheim

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783662040584

Category: Computers

Page: 628

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This book is a comprehensive presentation of entity-relationship (ER) modeling with regard to an integrated development and modeling of database applications. It comprehensively surveys the achievements of research in this field and deals with the ER model and its extensions. In addition, the book presents techniques for the translation of the ER model into classical database models and languages, such as relational, hierarchical, and network models and languages, as well as into object-oriented models.

Database: Enterprise, Skills and Innovation

Database: Enterprise, Skills and Innovation

Author: Mike Jackson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783540316770

Category: Computers

Page: 185

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The British National Conference on Databases (BNCOD) was established in 1980 as a forum for research into the theory and practice of databases. The original conference in the series took place at the University of Aberdeen. To be precise, this conference was in fact entitled ICOD which stood for International Conference on Databases. It was the intention, when the series began, that an ICOD would take place every two years, whilst a BNCOD would run in the years in between. As the record shows ICOD was only held in 1980 and 1983. The more junior conference has managed to acquire a lifetime much longer than that of its senior relative! If truth wereknown,however,BNCOD has,overthe years,growninto ICOD and although the conference is still titled “British National,” it is, in fact, an international conference that takes place on a yearly basis. Proof of this can be obtained simply by looking at the table of contents of these proceeding which clearlyshowthatthe majorityofpaperspresentedatthis year’sconferencecame from contributors whose a?liations are outside the UK. Despitetherangeofpapersono?er,BNCODstillretainsitsuniquelyBritish ?avor. The Programme Committee is drawn from UK academics and the c- ference is always held at a British university (or in earlier years a polytechnic!).

Applications of Natural Language to Information Systems

Applications of Natural Language to Information Systems

Author: R. P. van de Riet

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 9051992734

Category: Computers

Page: 277

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Applications of Natural Language to Information Systems covers high academic quality papers on the following topics: natural language interfaces to databases, information retrieval, use of linguistic tools and electronic dictionaries, conceptual modelling, paraphrasing and validating information system models, the use of natural language as a specification interface for the design of information systems, linguistic aspects of database view integration and hypertext facilities for database querying. Furthermore the typical applications of natural language, are addressed, presented both from a scientific as well as an industrial perspective by Peter Chen, the inventor of the ER model, and Gerald Kristen, the founder of the KISS company. Other topics: - Natural Language Specification; - Natural Language Paraphrasing; - Linguistic Tools and Electronic Dictionaries; - Database Hypertext Facilities; - Information Retrieval; - Natural Language Database Interfaces; - Conceptual Modeling with Linguistic Knowledge; - Linguistic Aspects of Database View Integration.

OOER '95 Object-Oriented and Entity-Relationship Modeling

OOER '95 Object-Oriented and Entity-Relationship Modeling

Author: Michael Papazoglou

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540606726

Category: Computers

Page: 476

View: 249

This volume constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Object-Oriented and Entity-Relationship Modelling, OOER '95, held in Gold Coast, Australia in December 1995. The 36 papers presented together with an invited presentation by Gio Wiederhold were selected from a total of 120 submissions. The papers are organized in sections on object design and modelling, models and languages, reverse engineering and schema transformation, behavioral modelling, non-traditional modelling, theoretical foundations, business re-engineering, integrated approaches, cooperative work modelling, temporal data modelling, federated systems design, and industrial stream papers

Object-Oriented Methodologies and Systems

Object-Oriented Methodologies and Systems

Author: Italy) Isooms 9 (1994 Palermo

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 354058451X

Category: Computers

Page: 404

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This volume presents the proceedings of the International Symposium on Object-Oriented Methodologies and Systems (ISOOMS '94), held in Palermo, Italy in September 1994 in conjunction with the AICA 1994 Italian Computer Conference. The 25 full papers included cover not only technical areas of object-orientation, such as databases, programming languages, and methodological aspects, but also application areas. The book is organized in chapters on object-oriented databases, object-oriented analysis, behavior modeling, object-oriented programming languages, object-oriented information systems, and object-oriented systems development.

Optimal Information Modeling Techniques

Optimal Information Modeling Techniques

Author: Slooten, Kees van

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781931777308

Category: Science

Page: 306

View: 482

Information modeling techniques are used during information systems analysis and design, and are important kinds of techniques, that are part of information systems development methodologies. An optimal information modeling technique may be defined as an information modeling technique that is most appropriate to be applied in a specific situation indicated by certain contingency factors. Optimal Information Modeling Techniques examines these methods and provides the most recent research in the field, to be applied to the management applications of modern organizations.

Transformation of Knowledge, Information and Data

Transformation of Knowledge, Information and Data

Author: Patrick van Bommel

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1591405289

Category: Computers

Page: 348

View: 243

This book considers transformations within the context of computing science and information science, as they are essential in changing organizations. It not only considers transformations of structured models, rather, the transformation of instances (i.e. the actual contents of those structures) is addressed as well.

Database Schema Evolution and Meta-Modeling

Database Schema Evolution and Meta-Modeling

Author: Herman Balsters

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783540481966

Category: Computers

Page: 250

View: 141

The Ninth International Workshop on Foundations of Models and Languages for Data and Objects (FoMLaDO) took place in Dagstuhl Germany, Sept- ber 18{21, 2000. The topic of this workshop was Database schema Evolution and Meta-Modeling; this FoMLaDO Workshop was hence assigned the acronym DEMM 2000. These post-proceedings contain the revised versions of the accepted papers of the DEMM 2000 workshop. Twelve regular papers were accepted for inclusion in the proceedings. The papers address the following issues: { Consistency of evolving concurrent information systems { Adaptive speci cations of technical information systems { Change propagation in schema evolution of object-based systems { Evolving software of a schema evolution system { Logical characterization of schema evolution { Con?ict management in integrated databases { Evolving relation schemas { Conceptual descriptions of adaptive information systems { OQL-extensions for metadata access { Metamodeling of schema evolution { Metrics for conceptual schema evolution { Incremental datawarehouse construction In addition to the regular papers, there is an invited paper by Can Turk ̈ er on schema evolution in SQL99 and (object-)relational databases. Acknowledgements: We wish to thank the program committee members for their work on reviewing the submitted papers. We also wish to thank all a- hors for submitting papers to this workshop. Moreover, all participants of the workshop are thanked for contributing to lively discussions. Thanks also to Elke Rundensteiner, who delivered an invited talk on the SERF-project concerning ?exible database transformations.