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Situated abstraction modelling: a pattern language for databases

Hobbs, V.J., Pigott, D. and Toohey, D.P. (2003) Situated abstraction modelling: a pattern language for databases. In: 14 th Australasian Conference of Information Systems, 26 - 28 November, Perth

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Abstract

Reusable, “standard” data models have long been an aim of the data modelling community, most recently with an emphasis on patterns. However, many standard pattern approaches call for a close modelling of the subject domain itself, and are not easily transferable to other domains. The approach we describe here, situated abstraction modelling (SAM) describes an approach to data modelling that defines a template for the functional “shape” of the solution, which is then instantiated for a particular set of circumstances. In effect, we have a template not for the data model, but for the situation to which it applies. We describe a set of six data model templates that can be instantiated over a wide range of application domains.

Publication Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Information Technology
Publisher: School of Management Information Systems, Edith Cowan University
Copyright: Valerie J. Hobbs, Diarmuid J. Pigott, and Daniel P. Toohey © 2003
Notes: Proceedings of 14th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, in networked environments, Nick Lethbridge (ed.), School of Management Information Systems, Edith Cowan University, Perth
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/1881
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