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A Methodology for Conceptual Database Design from Natural Language Specifications

A Methodology for Conceptual Database Design from Natural Language Specifications
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Author(s): Arrya Gangopadhyay (University of Baltimore Maryland County, USA)
Copyright: 2001
Pages: 5
Source title: Managing Information Technology in a Global Economy
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-930708-07-5.ch063

Abstract

In this paper we describe a structured method for developing a conceptual data model by starting from a functional model expressed in a natural language. We have used the Conceptual Dependency theory for mapping natural language descriptions to conceptual dependency diagrams. We have developed algorithms to convert these conceptual dependency diagrams into unit conceptual dependency tables, which are then merged to represent the whole context of the application. We also show how transactional requirements can be incorporated into the unit conceptual dependency table, and subsequently convert the unit conceptual dependency table into a corresponding conceptual model.

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