DISTIL: A Design Support Environment forConceptual Modeling of Spatio-temporal Requirements. We describe DISTIL (DIstributed design of SpaTIo-temporaL data), a web-based conceptual modeling prototype system that can help capture the semantics of spatio-temporal data. Via DISTIL, we describe an annotation-based approach that divides spatio-temporal conceptual design into two steps: first capture the current reality of an application using a conventional conceptual model without considering the spatial aspects, and only then annotate the schema with the spatio-temporal semantics of the application. A database development team can use DISTIL to capture and validate their spatio-temporal data requirements. Using DISTIL we demonstrate that the annotation-based approach for capturing spatio-temporal requirements is straightforward to implement, satisfies ontology-based and cognition-based requirements, and integrates seamlessly into the existing database design methodologies.
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- Khatri, Vijay; Ram, Sudha; Snodgrass, Richard T.; O’Brien, Grady M.: Supporting user-defined granularities in a spatiotemporal conceptual model (2002)
- Ram, Sudha; Snodgrass, Richard T.; Khatri, Vijay; Hwang, Yousub: DISTIL: A design support environment for conceptual modeling of spatio-temporal requirements (2001)