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Software Blueprints: Lightweight Uses of Logic in Conceptual Modelling

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Original languageEnglish
PublisherAddison Wesley/ACM Press
Number of pages220
ISBN (Print)0201398192
Publication statusPublished - 1999

Abstract

Conceptual models are descriptions of our ideas about a problem, used to shape the implementation of a solution to it. Everyone who builds complex information systems uses such models - be they requirements analysts, knowledge modellers or software designers - but understanding of the pragmatics of model design tends to be informal and parochial. Lightweight uses of logic can add precision without destroying the intuitions we use to interpret our descriptions. Computing with logic allows us to make use of this precision in providing automated support tools. Modern information scientists need to know what these methods are for and may need to build their own. This book gives you a place to begin.

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