Model management systems: A survey
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This paper provides a survey of model management literature within the mathematical modeling domain. The first part of the survey is a review and a summary of the literature. After giving some basic definitions of modeling, modeling life cycle, and model management, two representative algebraic modeling languages followed by three approaches to modeling are introduced. These approaches are database, graph-based, and knowledge-based. The discussion is followed by a review of two specialized model management systems. The second part of the survey is a categorization of various modeling systems based on the modeling functions they provide and some of their features. These functions include life cycle support and model base administration. The degree of model independence provided by model management systems and the implemented environment systems is also summarized. The last part of the paper provides directions for future research. 1992 J.C. Baltzer AG, Scientific Publishing Company.