Title: How to overcome pitfalls of (E)ER and UML in Knowledge Management education

Authors: Peter Bollen

Addresses: Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Department of Organisation and Strategy, University of Maastricht, P.O. Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands

Abstract: In this paper we will present the results of research into modelling pitfalls in (Extended) Entity Relationship modelling ((E)ER) and the Unified Modelling Language (UML). We will give a precise definition of the relationship cardinality/association end multiplicity concept in (E)ER and UML based upon the various definition |fragments| we have encountered in the (E)ER and UML literature and we will give explicit rules for the application of these constructs for Knowledge Management (KM) in an educational setting.

Keywords: entity relationship modelling; extended ER; unified modelling language; UML; knowledge management education; semantic knowledge models.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTCS.2008.019178

International Journal of Teaching and Case Studies, 2008 Vol.1 No.3, pp.200 - 223

Published online: 01 Jul 2008 *

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