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12 Roles

Roles are common in modeling, yet they have lingered in the background and only in recent years have they attracted focused interest (cf. (8)), although there are much earlier approaches dealing with roles as a central notion, as in (5). Initially, the term role calls to mind terms like student, patient, or customer - all refer to roles. In a comprehensive analysis, roles have been investigated for integration into GFO (37,36). Here we provide a compact introduction to the general understanding of roles as well as the current state of role classification.



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Robert Hoehndorf 2006-10-18
 
       
     
     
     

   
     
     
       
 

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