Meta data model for database design

  • Tatjana Welzer
  • Johann Eder
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 720)


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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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tatjana Welzer
    • 1
  • Johann Eder
    • 2
  1. 1.Tehniska fakultetaUniverza v MariboruMariborSlovenija
  2. 2.Institut für InformatikUniversität KlagenfurtKlagenfurtAustria

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