Integrating a Part Relationship Into an Open OODB System Using Metaclasses

@inproceedings{Halper1994IntegratingAP,
  title={Integrating a Part Relationship Into an Open OODB System Using Metaclasses},
  author={Michael Halper and James Geller and Yehoshua Perl and Wolfgang Klas},
  booktitle={CIKM},
  year={1994}
}
The part-whole semantic relationship (the part relationship, for short) is an important modeling primitive in many advanced application domains such as manufacturing, design, and document processing. In this paper, we examine the problem of integrating such a construct into an OODB system. Specifically, two questions are addressed in this regard. This first is: Can a part relationship be made an intrinsic construct of an existing OODB system without having to rewrite a substantial portion of… CONTINUE READING
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