Design Based on Theories of Categorization

Design Based on Theories of Categorization

Rather than use normalization theory for design, it is possible to take a logical clustering approach based on category theory, case-based reasoning, and explanation-based reasoning. This approach also includes an ever evolving system point of view. See H.W. Beck, T. Anwar, and S.B. Navathe, "A Conceptual Clustering Algorithm for Database Schema Design," Communications of the ACM, Vol. 6, No. 3, June 1994, 396-411.

For more information, contact Dr. David W. Embley.


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