Issue No. 06 - November/December (2017 vol. 19)
Noa Roy-Hubara , Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Lior Rokach , Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Bracha Shapira , Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Peretz Shoval , Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, and Netanya College
The authors present a new method for creating a graph database schema (GDBS) based on an entity-relationship diagram (ERD) of the application domain, which is mapped to a GDBS in a two-step process. First, the original ERD is adjusted to a semantically equivalent ERD (enabling it to be mapped in step two). In the second step, the adjusted ERD is mapped to a GDBS according to specific rules. The resulting GDBS includes integrity constraints that enrich existing graph databases.
database management systems, entity-relationship modelling, graph theory
N. Roy-Hubara, L. Rokach, B. Shapira and P. Shoval, "Modeling Graph Database Schema," in IT Professional, vol. 19, no. 6, pp. 34-43, 2018.