The objective of this book is to present an approach to modeling that emphasizes the semantics and architecture of a business or government agency, without respect to the design of either software or a database. As such, it represents the specialized use of a notation—whatever notation is chosen. For this reason, choice of the notation itself is not as important as even your author once thought it was.

He recently spent over two years working with the Object Management Group to develop a new standard called the Information Management Metamodel (IMM). Because he was responsible for the platform-independent part of the metamodel, he was inclined to use the Barker/Ellis. notation to present the underlying concepts of the domain ...

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