Framework for generating object-oriented databases from conceptual specifications

Kovács György and Bommel Patrick van: Framework for generating object-oriented databases from conceptual specifications. In: Acta cybernetica, (13) 2. pp. 103-140. (1997)

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When designing underlying databases of information systems, data are first modelled on conceptual level, then the obtained conceptual data models are transformed to database schemas. The focus of this paper is the transformation of conceptual models into database systems with object-oriented features. The transformation is captured within the framework of a two level architecture. Conceptual models axe first mapped to abstract intermediate specifications, which are then transformed to database schemas in a given target environment. This enables us to treat different target systems, such as object-oriented and object-relational systems including the standards ODMG and SQL3, in a uniform way. To express intermediate representations of conceptual models we use F-logic, a logic-based abstract specification language for object-oriented systems. We focus on the first step of the overall transformation, i.e. the mapping of conceptual models into F-logic. Several transformation alternatives are discussed, and a corresponding graphical notation for specifying transformation alternatives is provided.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Acta cybernetica
Date: 1997
Volume: 13
Number: 2
ISSN: 0324-721X
Page Range: pp. 103-140
Language: English
Place of Publication: Szeged
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Számítástechnika, Kibernetika
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: p. 138-140. ; összefoglalás angol nyelven
Subjects: 01. Natural sciences
01. Natural sciences > 01.02. Computer and information sciences
Date Deposited: 2016. Oct. 15. 12:26
Last Modified: 2022. Jun. 13. 15:17

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