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E. Zimányi and M. Minout. Preserving Semantics when Transforming Conceptual Spatio-Temporal Schemas. In Proceedings of the On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems 2005: OTM Workshops, number 3762 in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 1037-1046, Agia Napa, Cyprus, November 2005. Springer-Verlag.
© Springer-Verlag 2005 – http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/11575863_126

Abstract

Conceptual models provide powerful constructs for representing the semantics of real-world application domains. However, much of this semantics may be lost when translating a conceptual schema into a logical or a physical schema. The reason for this semantic loss is the limited expressive power of logical and physical models. In this paper we present a methodology that allows to transform conceptual schemas while preserving their semantics. This is realized with the help of integrity constraints that are automatically generated at the logical and physical levels. As a result, the semantics of an application domain is kept in the database as opposed to keeping it in the applications accessing the database. We present such a methodology using the MADS conceptual spatio-temporal model.


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