On the Role of `Understanding Models' in Conceptual Schema Design.

Janis A. Bubenko Jr.: On the Role of `Understanding Models' in Conceptual Schema Design. VLDB 1979: 129-139
  author    = {Janis A. Bubenko Jr.},
  editor    = {Antonio L. Furtado and
               Howard L. Morgan},
  title     = {On the Role of `Understanding Models' in Conceptual Schema Design},
  booktitle = {Fifth International Conference on Very Large Data Bases, October
               3-5, 1979, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Proceedings},
  publisher = {IEEE Computer Society},
  year      = {1979},
  pages     = {129-139},
  ee        = {db/conf/vldb/Bubenko79.html},
  crossref  = {DBLP:conf/vldb/79},
  bibsource = {DBLP,}


This paper suggests that two levels should be considered when designing a conceptual schema: the 'understanding level' and the 'conceptual data base level'. The first level includes two realms of importance The next level includes two realms: The CIM is a full time-perspective, unrestricted view of the enterprise and aims at defining relevant relationships, events and inference relations. The CDBM is, together with CPM, a data base realization of CIM which satisfies IRQ. In this paper designs at both levels are illustrated and the utility of the conceptual information model is discussed.

Copyright © 1979 by The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Inc. (IEEE). Abstract used with permission.

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Antonio L. Furtado, Howard L. Morgan (Eds.): Fifth International Conference on Very Large Data Bases, October 3-5, 1979, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Proceedings. IEEE Computer Society 1979
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