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Representing composites in conceptual modeling

journal contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by G Shanks, Elizabeth Tansley, R Weber
Using an object or entity class to represent a composite provides straightforward answers, making this approach superior to the use of relationship classes or associations. Composites are important phenomena that occur frequently in the real world [8]. A composite is a thing that is composed of other things. For example, a bicycle is composed of wheels and a frame, an orchestra is composed of a conductor and various musicians, and a team is composed of a leader and members. Because conceptual models are models of reality and composites are a part of that reality, we must be able to represent composites faithfully as a basis for building databases, knowledge bases, and information systems in general. Otherwise, our ability to understand and reason about composites and their comp9onents will be fundamentally impaired [1].

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Volume

47

Issue

7

Start Page

77

End Page

80

Number of Pages

4

ISSN

0001-0782

Location

New York, USA

Publisher

ACM Publications Office

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Faculty of Informatics and Communication; Monash University; TBA Research Institute;

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Communications of the ACM.

Exports

CQUniversity

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