Background Information for Checking Completeness of a Conceptual Database Schema

C. Kop (Austria)


Database design, Schema quality, controlled natural language queries, conceptual modelling


Since a database schema is the backbone of any data centric software, the schema should be continually checked in order to get the proper quality. Using a controlled natural query language is one option to check a database schema together with end users. This paper describes what background information must be considered if a controlled language is used. In that sense, it is strongly related to work on natural language queries for databases. However those research areas need a schema which is already stable and filled with values. In contrary to that, this approach neither assumes that the database schema is stable nor that the stakeholders already collected the values.

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