Language Design for Relational Model Management

  • Robert W. Blanning

Abstract

Within the past decade there has emerged a small but growing literature suggesting that (1) decision models, like data, are an important organizational resource that should be managed effectively, (2) a discipline of model management be developed to guide managers in the performance of this task, and (3) software systems, called model management systems, should be implemented to assist in the application of this emerging discipline.(1–9) That the thinking in this area has not coalesced into a unified view is not surprising, for no such coalescence has occurred in the far more established discipline of data base management. One of several propositions put forth is that the relational view of data, which has given rise during the past decade to an outpouring of theoretical research and several implemented systems, be extended to model management. It is suggested that just as a database may be viewed as a set of relations with key and content attributes and appropriate functional dependencies between them, so also may a model bank (as it is called) be viewed as a set of relations with input and output attributes and with appropriate functional dependencies.(10)

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert W. Blanning
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  1. 1.Owen Graduate School of ManagementVanderbilt UniversityNashvilleUSA

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