Information Modeling: Spring 2014


Karen Wickett


University of Texas at Austin


Spring 2014


An introduction to the foundations of the information modeling methods used in current digital library applications as well as in information management in general. The specific methods considered are relational database design, conceptual modeling, markup systems, and ontologies. The basic concepts underlying these methods are, respectively, relations, entities, grammars, and logic. Implementations include relational database design, ER/EER/UML diagrams, XML markup languages, and RDF/OWL semantic web languages. First order logic is emphasized throughout as the foundational framework for information modeling in general, and for contemporary web-based information management and delivery systems (including semantic web technologies) in particular.

Required Textbook:

Teller, P. 1989. A Modern Formal Logic Primer. (online)
Elmasri, R., Navathe, S. B. 2010. Fundamentals of Database Systems, 6th ed.

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