An Ontological Model of an Information System

Wand Y. and Weber R. (1990) An Ontological Model of an Information System. IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, 16 11: 1282-1292. doi:10.1109/32.60316

Author Wand Y.
Weber R.
Title An Ontological Model of an Information System
Journal name IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0098-5589
Publication date 1990-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1109/32.60316
Volume 16
Issue 11
Start page 1282
End page 1292
Total pages 11
Language eng
Subject 1712 Software
Abstract Theoretical developments in the CS and IS disciplines have been inhibited by inadequate formalization of basic constructs. In this paper we propose an ontological model of an information system that provides precise definitions of fundamental concepts like system, subsystem, and coupling. We use this model to analyze some static and dynamic properties of an information system and to examine the question of what constitutes a “good” decomposition of an information system.
Keyword Cohesion
level structure
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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