Object data model = object-oriented + semantic models

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The term 'object-oriented database' has been used to refer to different characteristics and mechanisms supported by semantic databases and (behaviorally) object-oriented ones. While this indicates the current confusion due to the lack of a common model, it also suggests the potential desirability of combining these two kinds of modeling facilities into the same nutshell. This paper summarizes from these two paradigms the features common to both, the features influenced/adopted by each other, and the features which are presented in one paradigm but missing from the other. After a brief analysis and discussion of these features, we conclude this paper by proposing our major theme: a complete object data model should take the union of the facilities offered by these two kinds of models. © 1991.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-103
Number of pages5
JournalComputer Standards and Interfaces
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1991
Externally publishedYes


  • object data model
  • object-oriented databases
  • Semantic data modeling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Law


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