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Data Conceptualisation for Web-Based Data-Centred Application Design

  • Julien Vilz
  • Anne France Brogneaux
  • Ravi Ramdoyal
  • Vincent Englebert
  • Jean Luc Hainaut
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4001)

Abstract

The paper describes the conceptualisation process in the ReQuest approach, a wide-spectrum methodology for web-based information systems analysis and development. This methodology includes a strong involvement of end users in the requirement elicitation process by building prototype user interface fragments of the future application. The paper focuses on the analysis step of these fragments that yields a draft conceptual schema of the application domain. The analysis includes a tree-based representation of the fragments, the detection of shared subtrees through mining techniques, their normalisation and the derivation of the conceptual schema. A short description of a supporting tool is given.

Keywords

User Interface Chosen Product Conceptual Schema Interface Model Entity Type 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Julien Vilz
    • 1
  • Anne France Brogneaux
    • 1
  • Ravi Ramdoyal
    • 1
  • Vincent Englebert
    • 1
  • Jean Luc Hainaut
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of Database Application EngineeringUniversity of NamurNamurBelgium

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