DISTIL: A design support environment for conceptual modeling of spatio-temporal requirements

Sudha Ram, Richard T. Snodgrass, Vijay Khatri, Yousub Hwang

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Abstract

We describe DISTIL (DIstributed design of SpaTIo-temporaL data), a web-based conceptual modeling prototype system that can help capture the semantics of spatio-temporal data. Via DISTIL, we describe an annotationbased approach that divides spatio-temporal conceptual design into two steps: first capture the current reality of an application using a conventional conceptual model without considering the spatial aspects, and only then annotate the schema with the spatio-temporal semantics of the application. A database development team can use DISTIL to capture and validate their spatiotemporal data requirements. Using DISTIL we demonstrate that the annotation based approach for capturing spatio-temporal requirements is straightforward to implement, satisfies ontology-based and cognition-based requirements, and integrates seamlessly into the existing database design methodologies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
EditorsHideko S. Kunii, Sushil Jajodia, Arne Solvberg
PublisherSpringer-Verlag
Pages70-83
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)3540428666, 9783540428664
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001
Event20th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling, ER 2001 - Yokohama, Japan
Duration: Nov 27 2001Nov 30 2001

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume2224
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other20th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling, ER 2001
CountryJapan
CityYokohama
Period11/27/0111/30/01

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Ram, S., Snodgrass, R. T., Khatri, V., & Hwang, Y. (2001). DISTIL: A design support environment for conceptual modeling of spatio-temporal requirements. In H. S. Kunii, S. Jajodia, & A. Solvberg (Eds.), Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (pp. 70-83). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 2224). Springer-Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-45581-7_8