Semantic hierarchies and abstractions in conceptual schemata

Vermeir D. (1983) Semantic hierarchies and abstractions in conceptual schemata. Information Systems, 8 2: 117-124. doi:10.1016/0306-4379(83)90036-4


Author Vermeir D.
Title Semantic hierarchies and abstractions in conceptual schemata
Journal name Information Systems   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0306-4379
Publication date 1983-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/0306-4379(83)90036-4
Volume 8
Issue 2
Start page 117
End page 124
Total pages 8
Subject 1404 Management Information Systems
1405 Management of Technology and Innovation
1708 Hardware and Architecture
1710 Information Systems
1712 Software
Abstract A conceptual schema is a clear, easy to understand and exact representation of the semantics of an underlying universe of discourse. The role of such schemata in the specification and design of information bases is now widely recognized. However, in "real life" applications, it is often the case that the size of the conceptual schema exceeds the limit above which it is necessary to have an abstraction mechanism available, as otherwise it would become difficult to understand. In this paper, we present several concepts and heuristic procedures which allow for semantic modularization of a conceptual schema, thus providing a concise representation, using different degrees of abstraction and/or viewpoints, of a schema of any size.
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