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DeepTelos: Multi-Level Modeling with Most General Instances

Authors: M. Jeusfeld, B. Neumayr
Paper: Neum16c (2016)
Citation: Proceedings of the 35th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER 2016), Gifu, Japan, Nov. 14-17, 2016, I. Comyn-Wattiau et al (Eds.), Springer Verlag, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS Vol. 9974), ISBN 978-3-319-46396-4, pp. 198-211, 2016.
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Abstract (English):

Multi-Level modeling aims to reduce redundancy in data models by defining properties at the right abstraction Level and inheriting them to more specific Levels. We revisit one of the earliest duch approaches, Telos, and investigate what Needs to be added to ist axioms to get a true multi-Level modeling language. Unlike previous approaches, we define Levels not with numeric potencies but with hierarchies of socalled most General instances.

Keywords: Multi-Level modeling, Telos, Meta modeling