The Logic of Aggregated Data

Keywords: Semantics, Aggregation Metadata Information management


A notion of generalization-specialization is introduced that is more expressive than the usual notion from, e.g., the UML or RDF-based languages. This notion is incorporated in a typed formal language for modeling aggregated data. Soundness with respect to a sets-and-functions semantics is shown subsequently. Finally, a notion of congruence is introduced. With it terms in the language that have identical semantics, i.e., synonyms, can be discovered. The resulting formal language is well-suited for capturing faithfully aggregated data in such a way that it can serve as the foundation for corporate metadata management in a statistical office.


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How to Cite
Gelsema, T. (2019). The Logic of Aggregated Data. Acta Cybernetica, 24(2), 211-248.
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