This paper the addresses the general problem of the conceptual schema in database systems. It concludes that a fundamentally new approach to data models that treats concepts as concepts rather than as something else is clearly required. The State of Affairs System is evaluated in this regard, and found to be indicated for several of the acknowledged problems in data modeling.
Linguistic Research Institute
108 pages; 10.48 x 7.89 inches
Schneider, Lowell S., "Putting Concepts in the Conceptual Schema" (1985). Peter G. Ossorio Collection. 41.