A Research Note on Representing Part-Whole Relations in Conceptual Modeling

@article{Allen2012ARN,
  title={A Research Note on Representing Part-Whole Relations in Conceptual Modeling},
  author={Gove N. Allen and Salvatore T. March},
  journal={MIS Quarterly},
  year={2012},
  volume={36},
  pages={945-964}
}
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 aggregation and composition. It contends that some analysts argue that a composite should be represented as a relationship while others argue… CONTINUE READING