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Facilitating Virtual Representation of CAD Data Through A Learning Based Approach to Conceptual Database Evolution Employing Direct Instance Sharing

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Publication date1998
Host publicationDatabase and Expert Systems Applications 9th International Conference, DEXA'98 Vienna, Austria, August 24–28, 1998 Proceedings
EditorsGerald Quirchmayr, Erich Schweighofer, Trevor J.M. Bench-Capon
Place of publicationBerlin
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)978-3-540-64950-2
Original languageEnglish

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


This paper presents a framework for a learning based approach to dynamically evolve the conceptual structure of a database in order to facilitate virtual representation of data in a CAD environment. A generic object model is presented which spans applications from a wide range of engineering design domains. The object model is complemented with a schema model. The object model and the schema model are justified through several sample cases depicting the mapping from the object model to the schema model.