The OO-Binary Relationship Model: A Truly Object-Oriented Conceptual Model
Conventional conceptual models like the Binary Relationship Model (also known as NIAM) or the Entity-Relationship Model do not fit well with the promising object oriented database systems. In this paper we show that is possible to turn such a conventional conceptual model (in particular the Binary Relationship Model) into a truly object oriented conceptual model which combines the assets of the conventional model with the advantages of the object oriented approach.
DE TROYER O., The OO-Binary Relationship Model: A Truly Object-Oriented Conceptual Model. In: Proceedings CAISE '91, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 498, "Advanced Information Systems Engineering", eds. R. Andersen, J.A. Bubenko jr., A. SØlvberg, Springer-Verlag 1991 (pp. 561-578)