Foundations of Temporal Conceptual Data Models

  • Alessandro Artale
  • Enrico Franconi
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5600)


This chapter considers the different temporal constructs appeared in the literature of temporal conceptual models (timestamping and evolution constraints), and it provides a coherent model-theoretic formalisation for them. It then introduces a correct and succinct encoding in a subset of first-order temporal logic, namely \({{\mathcal DLR}_{\mathcal US}}\) – the description logic \({\mathcal DLR}\) extended with the temporal operators Since and Until. At the end, results on the complexity of reasoning in temporal conceptual models are presented.


Temporal Logic Status Class Description Logic Target Class Evolution Constraint 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alessandro Artale
    • 1
  • Enrico Franconi
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Computer ScienceFree University of Bozen-BolzanoItaly

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