Gove N. Allen

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Research in temporal database management has suggested that the Entity-Relationship (E-R) model lacks appropriate constructs for representing the dynamic nature of the real world. To make up for this claimed deficiency numerous structural extensions have been proposed. The notion that the fundamental E-R model is inadequate for representing the temporal(More)
The Internet contains data in a variety of forms in a large number of websites. The content of websites and interactions through websites are the subject of academic research. Research about web content and web interactions can be facilitated through the use of automated Internet data collection agents. The unique characteristics of the Internet and the new(More)
Empirical research is an important methodology for the study of conceptual modeling practices. The recently published article " Representing Part–Whole Relations in Conceptual Modeling: An Empirical Evaluation " (Shanks et al. 2008) uses the lens of ontology to study a relatively sophisticated aspect of conceptual modeling practice, the representation of(More)
Object technology has been widely acclaimed as offering a revolution in computing that will resolve a myriad of problems inherent in developing and managing organizational information processing capabilities. Although its foundations arose in computer programming languages, object technology has implications for a wide range of business computing The cross(More)
Research in temporal database management has suggested that the Entity-Relationship model must be extended to compensate for its lack of constructs for representing the world's dynamic nature. This claimed deficiency arises from the mistaken idea that Entity-Relationship diagrams represent only a snapshot of reality. Practitioners have long used(More)