Information Modeling the EXPRESS Way

Information Modeling the EXPRESS Way

by Douglas A. Schenck
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195087143

ISBN-13: 9780195087147

Pub. Date: 01/28/1994

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Information modeling technology—the open representation of information for database and other computing applications—has grown significantly in recent years as the need for universal systems of information coding has steadily increased. EXPRESS is a particularly successful ISO International Standard language family for object-flavored information modeling

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Overview

Information modeling technology—the open representation of information for database and other computing applications—has grown significantly in recent years as the need for universal systems of information coding has steadily increased. EXPRESS is a particularly successful ISO International Standard language family for object-flavored information modeling. This cogent introduction to EXPRESS provides numerous, detailed examples of the language family's applicability to a diverse range of endeavors, including mechanical engineering, petroleum exploration, stock exchange asset management, and the human genome project. The book also examines the history, practicalities, and implications of information modeling in general, and considers the vagaries of normal language that necessitate precise communication methods. This first-ever guide to information modeling and EXPRESS offers invaluable advice based on years of practical experience. It will be the introduction that students as well as information and data modeling professionals have been waiting for.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195087147
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/28/1994
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Definitions
Part I: Information Modeling
1. Information and Communication
2. Models and Representations
3. The Modeling Process
4. A Worked Example
5. Modeling Principles
6. Integration and Specialization
7. Model Documentation
8. EXPRESS Information Base
Part II: The EXPRESS Language
9. Basic Elements
10. Datatypes
11. Declarations
12. References
13. Executable Statements
14. Expressions
15. Interfacing
16. EXPRESS Syntax
17. A Graphical Form of EXPRESS
18. Symbols
19. EXPRESS-G Models
20. Sample Models
21. The EXPRESS-I Language
22. Usage Notes
23. EXPRESS-I Syntax
Bibliography
Index

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