Title

Using Data Samples in Validating Data Models

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Fall 2012

Publication Title

International Journal of Knowledge Engineering and Soft Data Paradigms

DOI

10.1504/IJKESDP.2012.050728

Abstract

This paper presents a method for independent data model validation. The proposed adaptation of the Sharp’s method is more effective than normalisation alone and easy to learn. The paper argues that regardless of modelling notation used, both conceptual and logical data models can be validated. Furthermore, the paper presents examples covering cases of normal forms violations. Among the lessons learned is recognition of patterns that can help avoid certain modelling errors. We also report initial evidence of the effectiveness of the proposed method.

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