Information Modeling: The EXPRESS Way

Information Modeling: The EXPRESS Way : The Express Way

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This book discusses information modelling combined with a description of the express information model specification language. EXPRESS is a new language that when used with information modelling abstracts away the implementation bias prevalent in current data modelling technology. One of the main tenets of EXPRESS is that a clear separation exists between the information model and the information system environment - a piece of information is not tied to a single application that uses it. The book will be of interest to data and information modellers in both universities and businesses, especially those concerned with object-oriented systems as it illustrates the development and use of information models using EXPRESS.
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  • Hardback | 416 pages
  • 173.7 x 224 x 30.7mm | 895.77g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • line figures, tables
  • 0195087143
  • 9780195087147

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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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The book is well organised and well written. It is easy to find particular constructs of the language ... The book is readable and I have no hesitation to recommend it to those who want to know more about data modelling and EXPRESS, and also to those who already know the language but need an easy reference. * Engineering Data Newsletter, Sept 1994 *
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