The use of a lexicon to interpret ER diagrams: a LIKE project

  • Paul Buitelaar
  • Reind van de Riet
Invited Paper (2) Applications
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 645)


In designing Information systems words are being used: words with a fixed meaning, such as keywords and words chosen by the designer denoting entities, relationships, attributes, values, actors, messages, etc. Usually these words have a certain meaning and usually their usage is according to that meaning. In this paper we will describe how a Lexicon, containing these words and their meaning, can be used fruitfully when combined with a CASE tool.


CASE Tools Conceptual Modelling Lexicon Object-Oriented Design 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul Buitelaar
    • 1
  • Reind van de Riet
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceFree UniversityHV Amsterdam

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