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M. Dahchour, A. Pirotte, and E. Zimányi. A generic role model for dynamic objects. In Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering, CAiSE 2002, number 2348 in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 643-658. Springer-Verlag, May 2002.
© Springer-Verlag 2002 – http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/3-540-47961-9_44

Abstract

The role generic relationship for conceptual modeling relates a class of objects (e.g., persons) and classes of roles (e.g., students, employees) for those objects. The relationship is meant to capture temporal aspects of real-world objects while the common generalization relationship deals with their more static aspects. This paper presents a generic role model, where the semantics of roles is defined at both the class and the instance levels. The paper also discusses the interaction between the role relationship and generalization, and it attempts to clarify some of their similarities and differences.


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