Reasoning about Functional Dependencies Generalized for Semantic Data Models

@article{Weddell1992ReasoningAF,
  title={Reasoning about Functional Dependencies Generalized for Semantic Data Models},
  author={Grant E. Weddell},
  journal={ACM Trans. Database Syst.},
  year={1992},
  volume={17},
  pages={32-64}
}
We propose a more general form of functional dependency for semantic data models that derives from their common feature in which the separate notions of domain and relation in the relational model are combined into a single notion of class. This usually results in a richer terminological component for their query languages, whereby terms may navigate through any number of properties, including none. We prove the richer expressiveness of this more general functional dependency, and exhibit a… CONTINUE READING

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