Viewpoints Handling in an Object Model with Criterium-Based Classes

  • Stéphane Coulondre
  • Thérèse Libourel
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1677)


Traditional class-based object-oriented data models and programming languages do not allow an object to have several types or to play different roles while keeping the same identity. Therefore, the modeling of persistent evolving entities is a difficult task. Some specific models and languages exist, but do not support some of the features of traditional OODB models such as inheritance, late binding or common implementation through the notion of class. In this paper, we propose an object model that extends the one proposed by the ODMG while keeping the statical strong type-checking property of the programming language. The model is based on the novel concept of criterium-based class, from which instance objects have an immutable identity and several viewpoints which are accessible through a single interface. The model allows to consider new features such as property sharing and viewpoints merging, unconsidered so far, in a clean and homogeneous way.


Object Model Large Data Base Property Sharing Semistructured Data Multiple Inheritance 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stéphane Coulondre
    • 1
  • Thérèse Libourel
    • 1
  1. 1.L.I.R.M.M. (U.M.R. 5506 Université Montpellier II / C.N.R.S.)Montpellier Cedex 5France

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