Wolfgang Klas, Michael Schrefl,
"Metaclasses and their Applications: Data Model Tailoring and Database Integration"
, Serie Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), Vol. 943, Springer Verlag Deutschland, Berlin, 1995, ISBN: 3-540-60063-9
Metaclasses and their Applications: Data Model Tailoring and Database Integration
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Conventional object-oriented data models are closed: although they allow users to define application-specific classes, they usually come with a fixed set of modelling primitives. This constitutes a major problem, as different application domains, e.g. database integration or multimedia, need special support.
Using an extended metaclass concept, this book provides for the solution of this problem a simple but extendible open object-oriented data model, a so-called RISC model. By introducing the basic concepts of the open object-oriented database management system VODAK, it demonstrates how the extended metaclass concept can be integrated homogeneously into object-oriented data models.