Modeling of Linguistic Reference Schemes

Halpin, Terry (2015) Modeling of Linguistic Reference Schemes. International Journal of Information System Modeling and Design (IJISMD), 6 (4). pp. 1-23. ISSN 1947-8186

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When using natural language, people typically refer to individual things by using proper names or definite descriptions. Data modeling languages differ considerably in their support for such linguistic reference schemes. Understanding these differences is important for modeling reference schemes within such languages and for transforming models from one language to another. This article provides a comparative review of reference scheme modeling within the Unified Modeling Language (version 2.5), the Barker dialect of Entity Relationship modeling, Object-Role Modeling (version 2), relational database modeling, and the Web Ontology Language (version 2.0). The author identifies which kinds of reference schemes can be captured within these languages as well as those reference schemes that cannot be. The author's analysis covers simple reference schemes, compound reference schemes, disjunctive reference and context-dependent reference schemes.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Divisions: Faculty of IT Mathematics & Sciences
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2017 09:00
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2017 09:00

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