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Learning Neo4j 3.x - Second Edition by Rik Van Bruggen, Jérôme Baton

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What we know – ER diagrams and relational schemas

In a relational system, we have been taught to start our modeling with an Entity-Relationship diagram. Using these techniques, we can start from a problem/domain description (what we call a user story in today's agile development methodologies) and extract the meaningful entities and relationships. We will come back to this later, but essentially, we usually find that from such a domain description, we can perform the following:

  • Extract the entities by looking at the nouns of the description
  • Extract the properties by looking at the adjectives of the description
  • Extract the relationship by looking at the operating verbs in the description

These are, of course, generic guidelines that will ...

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