ISBN: 978-981-11-3671-9 DOI: 10.18178/wcse.2017.06.057
Extending and Implementing Anchor Modeling, with a Simple Application
Abstract— Anchor Modeling (AM) is proposed to enhance the entity relationship model so that the
constantly changing data can be appended to the data warehouse agilely. This paper discusses the model
extending and tool chain implementing of AM. First, free meta-dimensions except for the time dimension are
introduced to improve the descriptive capability of AM. Second, another visual modeling tool based on the
Generic Modeling Environment (GME) is presented by building the meta-model of AM in the GME. Third, 3
types of access interfaces for AM database are implemented on the Java platform. Finally, a graphic user
interface for data creating, retrieving, updating and deleting is provided for AM tables. And a simple
application is provided to demonstrate the above works on AM.
Index Terms— anchor modeling, entity relation model, tool chain, generic modeling environment
YANG Yongzhi, ZHOU Wenwen, CHENG Bin, ZOU Peng
The Academy of Equipment Beijing, CHINA
Cite: YANG Yongzhi, ZHOU Wenwen, CHENG Bin, ZOU Peng, "Extending and Implementing Anchor Modeling, with a Simple Application," Proceedings of 2017 the 7th International Workshop on Computer Science and Engineering, pp. 331-336, Beijing, 25-27 June, 2017.