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The purpose of this paper is to introduce practitioners to data fundamentals and advance their understanding via business modeling for database design.
It focuses particularly on and distinguishes between the three types of model that are often confused: business model, logical model and data model.
The paper will delve into each one in detail, explain the basic modeling and design concepts, principles and methodology of formalizing an informal business model via the relational data model into a formal logical database model which can be computerized.
Basic Modeling Concepts
Functional Dependency Rules
Business ModelsDatabase Design
Formalizing the Informal
Predicates and Propositions
The Relational Data Model
Integrity Constraints and Internal Predicates
Logical ModelsUnderstanding Database Management
A Foundation Framework
Applying the Framework (Exercises)Appendix A: Integrity Constraints Formulation and Verification
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