Meta data model for database design
Software re-use has become a major issue in software engineering research to overcome the so called application backlog in software production. In this paper we introduce a meta data model as a tool to apply re-use concepts also to database design. The main idea is to provide a structured repository of data models such that a database designer can use models or submodels of previous projects in his actual design and thus accelerating the design process. In this meta data model objects are thus organized according to their similarity. In particular, the structure supports the search for similar objects.
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