Chapter 5

The Relational Paradigm

Ontology

This chapter describes the ontology of the Relational Paradigm. This ontology consists of types and instances of objects, states and events, and types and instances of the properties of these things and the relationships among them. These types and instances are the upper levels of an ontology which is applicable across all relational databases.

Keywords

atemporal state; attribute; change; entity; event; formal ontology; identity; instance; object; predicate; property; referent identifier; referent; relationship; state time; state; statement; subject; temporal state; thing; type; universe of discourse

In Philosophy, ontology is the study of being. Historically, ontologies have turned out to be lists of ...

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