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Topics in Information Systems

On Conceptual Modelling

Perspectives from Artificial Intelligence, Databases, and Programming Languages

Editors: Brodie, M.L., Mylopoulos, J., Schmidt, J.W. (Eds.)

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The growing demand for systems of ever-increasing complexity and precision has stimulated the need for higher level concepts, tools, and techniques in every area of Computer Science. Some of these areas, in particular Artificial Intelligence, Databases, and Programming Lan­ guages, are attempting to meet this demand by defining a new, more abstract level of system description. We call this new level conceptual in recognition of its basic conceptual nature. In Artificial Intelligence, the problem of designing an expert system is seen primarily as a problem of building a knowledge base that repre­ sents knowledge about an enterprise. Consequently, Knowledge Repre­ sentation is viewed as a central issue in Artificial Intelligence research. Database design methodologies developed during the last five years are almost unanimous in offering semantic data models in terms of which the designer directly and naturally models an enterprise before proceed­ ing to a detailed logical and physical database design. In Programming Languages, different forms of abstraction which allow implementation­ independent specifications of data, functions, and control have been a major research theme for a decade. To emphasize the common goals of these three research efforts, we call this new activity conceptual modelling.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • An Overview of Knowledge Representation

    Mylopoulos, John (et al.)

    Pages 3-17

  • On the Development of Data Models

    Brodie, Michael L.

    Pages 19-47

  • The Impact of Modelling and Abstraction Concerns on Modern Programming Languages

    Shaw, Mary

    Pages 49-83

  • Generalization/Specialization as a Basis for Software Specification

    Borgida, Alexander (et al.)

    Pages 87-117

  • Some Remarks on the Semantics of Representation Languages

    Israel, David J. (et al.)

    Pages 119-146

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eBook $109.00
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Softcover $149.99
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
On Conceptual Modelling
Book Subtitle
Perspectives from Artificial Intelligence, Databases, and Programming Languages
Editors
  • M.L. Brodie
  • J. Mylopoulos
  • J.W. Schmidt
Series Title
Topics in Information Systems
Copyright
1984
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4612-5196-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4612-5196-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4612-9732-1
Series ISSN
1431-9365
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 510
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