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pdf Modularization and Automatic Composition of Object-Role Modeling (ORM) Schemes

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Presentation of a paper by: Mustafa Jarrar, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium

Abstract:  In this paper we present a framework and algorithm for modularization and composition of ORM schemes. The main goals of modularity are to enable and increase reusability, maintainability and distributed development of ORM schemes. Further, we enable effective browsing and management of such schemes through libraries of ORM schema modules. For automatic composition of modules, we present and implement a composition operator: all atomic concepts and their relationships (i.e. fact types) and all constraints, across the composed modules, are combined together to form one schema (called modular schema).

The original paper is available from: R Meersman et al. (Eds): OTM Workshops 2005, LNCS 3762, pp. 613-625, 2005 Springer-Verlag Heidelberg 2005

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