Documenting Meta Data Transformations

  • Alex Friedgan
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1920)


The adequate cross-referencing of a physical database and its logical model is crucial for software maintenance support. The paper describes approach, which eliminates the need for the logical model to closely follow the physical design. It allows modernizing of the logical model with new ideas and concepts without losing information needed for the support of an installed base of applications. Examples of meta-data transformations and corresponding documentation requirements are included.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alex Friedgan
    • 1
  1. 1.Data Cartography, Inc.USA

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