publication . Article . 1993

Model integration and a theory of models

Daniel R. Dolk; Jeffrey E. Kottemann;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jan 1993
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishers B.V.
Abstract
Model integration extends the scope of model management to include the dimension of manipulation as well. This invariably leads to comparisons with database theory. Model integration is viewed from four perspectives: Organizational, definitional, procedural, and implementational. Strategic modeling is discussed as the organizational motivation for model integration. Schema and process integration are examined as the logical and manipulation counterparts of model integration corresponding to data definition and manipulation, respectively. A model manipulation language based on structured modeling and communicating structured models is suggested which incorporates...
Subjects
free text keywords: model integration, schema integration, process integration, structured modeling, communicating sequential processes, integrated modeling environments, Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous), Information Systems and Management, Management Information Systems, Developmental and Educational Psychology, Information Systems, Data definition language, computer.programming_language, computer, Management science, IDEF1X, Software engineering, business.industry, business, Computer science, Ontology-based data integration, System integration, Data modeling, Database theory
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