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DETERM: Deterministic Event-Tuned Entity-Relationship Modeling

  • Eckhard D. Falkenberg
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 823)

Abstract

This paper addresses the issue of modeling alternatives in entityrelationship modeling. A method is presented which allows to choose one and only one entity-relationship structure for a given universe of discourse, in a deterministic and reproducible way. For modeling a universe of discourse according to this method, not only static phenomena (entities and relationships as such) are taken into account, but also dynamic phenomena (events regarding these entities and relationships). The method is therefore called Deterministic Event-Tuned Entity-Relationship Modeling method (DETERM). Its principles are introduced and illustrated. A conceptual schema design procedure applying this method, is outlined.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eckhard D. Falkenberg
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of InformaticsUniversity of NijmegenED NijmegenThe Netherlands

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