What Makes a Good Data Model? Evaluating the Quality of Entity Relationship Models

@inproceedings{Moody1994WhatMA,
  title={What Makes a Good Data Model? Evaluating the Quality of Entity Relationship Models},
  author={Daniel L. Moody and Graeme G. Shanks},
  booktitle={ER},
  year={1994}
}
This paper develops a framework for evaluating the quality of data models and choosing between alternative representations of requirements. For any particular set of user requirements there are many possible models, each of which has drastically different implications for database and systems design. In the absence of formally defined and agreed criteria, the choice of an appropriate representation is usually made in an ad hoc way, based on personal opinion. The evaluation framework proposed… CONTINUE READING

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