Submissions:Summarization of an inverse n-ary relation
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- | |Motivation=The n-ary relationships should be used when: (a) a binary relationship really needs a further argument; (b) two binary relationships always go together and should be represented as one n-ary relation; (c) a relationship that is really amongst several things. | + | |Motivation=The n-ary relationships should be used when: (a) a binary relationship really needs a further argument; (b) two binary relationships always go together and should be represented as one n-ary relation; or (c) a relationship that is really amongst several things. |
On the one hand, the motivation of this pattern is to express the inverse relationship of an n-ary one where there are distinguished participants, that is, there is a single individual standing out as the subject or the "owner" of the relation. This means that the relationship exists mainly between two entities and the rest of entities involved in the relationship can be considered as additional arguments. | On the one hand, the motivation of this pattern is to express the inverse relationship of an n-ary one where there are distinguished participants, that is, there is a single individual standing out as the subject or the "owner" of the relation. This means that the relationship exists mainly between two entities and the rest of entities involved in the relationship can be considered as additional arguments. | ||
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Name | Inverse n-ary relationship |
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Author(s) | MariaPoveda, MariCarmenSuarezFigueroa |
SubmittedBy | MariaPoveda, MariCarmenSuarezFigueroa |
Description
Motivation | The n-ary relationships should be used when: (a) a binary relationship really needs a further argument; (b) two binary relationships always go together and should be represented as one n-ary relation; or (c) a relationship that is really amongst several things.
On the one hand, the motivation of this pattern is to express the inverse relationship of an n-ary one where there are distinguished participants, that is, there is a single individual standing out as the subject or the "owner" of the relation. This means that the relationship exists mainly between two entities and the rest of entities involved in the relationship can be considered as additional arguments. On the other hand, the motivation is to provide a shorcut for queries that involve the distinguished participants in the n-ary relationship. This pattern is inspired on the third consideration shown in http://www.w3.org/TR/swbp-n-aryRelations/#choosingPattern1or2. The difference in our case is that there are at least two distinguished participants into the relationship. Therefore this pattern could be considered as an extension of the third consideration shown in http://www.w3.org/TR/swbp-n-aryRelations/#choosingPattern1or2 applied to the use case of n-ary relationships described in http://www.w3.org/TR/swbp-n-aryRelations/#useCase1. |
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Aim | The aim of this pattern is to allow asking for n-ary relationships and their inverse between two distinguished participants without a complex query (that would involve the class created to support the n-ary relation between the origin and destination classes of the n-ary relationship). |
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Elements | Class, Relationship, Attribute and inverseOf |
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Pattern reference
Origin | Logical Pattern for Modelling N-ary Relation: Introducing a New Class for the Relation (http://www.w3.org/TR/swbp-n-aryRelations/#pattern1) and the third consideration in http://www.w3.org/TR/swbp-n-aryRelations/#choosingPattern1or2 |
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Related ODP | Logical Pattern for Modelling N-ary Relation: Introducing a New Class for the Relation |
Used in combination with | Logical Pattern for Modelling N-ary Relation: Introducing a New Class for the Relation |
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Review article | Posted on | About revision (current is 10163) |
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CatherineRoussey about Inverse n-ary relationship | 245545010 September 2010 | 1006010,060 |
GerdGroener about Inverse n-ary relationship | 245545010 September 2010 | 1006010,060 |
AlessandroAdamou about Inverse n-ary relationship | 245545616 September 2010 | 1010110,101 |
OlafNoppens about Inverse n-ary relationship | 245545616 September 2010 | 1010110,101 |
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