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Multilevel Object Core

  • Christoph G. SchuetzEmail author
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Abstract

The multilevel object (m-object) is a versatile construct for modeling multilevel abstraction hierarchies with applications in domain modeling [77], ontology engineering [79], data warehousing [80, 116, 112], business model intelligence [113], and business process modeling [111, 114]. The employment of m-objects in the design process allows for the representation of heterogeneities while preserving advantages of homogeneous models, yielding hetero-homogeneous models. In this chapter we summarize the heterohomogeneous modeling approach and present a core metamodel for m-objects which generalizes the specializations for different application domains. We formally define the metamodel using UML; we employ OCL for the definition of consistency criteria and derivations. Although based on the foundational work on m-objects [76] we present an independent, generalized formalization which itself contributes towards a holistic understanding of m-objects.

Keywords

Abstraction Level Parent Level Business Process Modeling Level Hierarchy Relationship Level 
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© Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Johannes Kepler UniversitätLinzAustria

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