NIAM CONCEPTUAL DATA-BASE DESIGN IN CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT

It is noted that a formal approach to conceptual data modeling is essential in engineering. One such modeling methodology called NIAM (Nijssen's information analysis methodology) is described. This methodology adopts the data-oriented approach to modeling for engineering data base design. NIAM data models are independent of any computationl data models and can be mapped onto any one of them. Mapping to the relational data model using the 'optimal normal form' algorithm is emphasized because of the relational model's standardized and widely accepted data storage and retrieval mechanisms, and because of its increasing use in engineering applications.

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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 41-62
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  • Accession Number: 00621895
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1992 12:00AM