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Fact Oriented Modeling with FCO-IM: Capturing Business Semantics in Data Models with Fully Communication Oriented Information Modeling by Stijn Hoppenbrouwers, Marco Engelbart, Jan Pieter Zwart

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Chapter 7 Model Transformations

Chapters 3 through 6 show how to create an FCO-IM information model by Collecting concrete examples, Verbalizing Facts, Sorting and Analyzing Fact Expressions, drawing a diagram and adding Constraints. We will refer to an FCO-IM diagram in this chapter as an IGD, from its technical name Information Grammar Diagram, which is also used in CaseTalk (see Appendix B, [2]). The subject of this chapter is how to derive other models from an elementary IGD such as a Relational database schema (see Appendix B, [14]) and an Entity-Relationship Model diagram (see Appendix B, [12]). For these transformations ...

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