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Object-Role Modeling Workbook: Data Modeling Exercises using ORM and NORMA by Terry Halpin

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2    Documenting Models

2.1    Generating Model Reports

ORM models entered in the NORMA tool are automatically verbalized in controlled natural language, so are essentially self-documenting. For the purposes of model review and validation by domain experts, the NORMA tool includes a report generator to automatically generate reports of the model verbalizations in hypertext markup language (HTML), including check boxes for obtaining written agreement by the domain expert.

This section discusses how to generate such a report, using the Employee model from chapter 1 as an example. If you have not already done so, enter the Employee ORM model in NORMA and save it as Employee.orm. Alternatively, you can use any other ORM model that you have created ...

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