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schema

 [ske´mah]
a plan, outline, or arrangement.

sche·ma

, pl.

sche·ma·ta

(skē'mă, skē-mah'tă),
1. A plan, outline, or arrangement. Synonym(s): scheme
2. In sensorimotor theory, the organized unit of cognitive experience.
[G. schēma, shape, form]

schema

(skē′mə)
n. pl. schemata (skē-mä′tə, skĭ-măt′ə) or schemas
Psychology A pattern imposed on complex reality or experience to assist in explaining it, mediate perception, or guide response.

schema

[skē′mə]
an innate knowledge structure that allows a child to organize in his or her mind ways to behave in his or her environment.

sche·ma

, pl. schemata (skē'mă -mă-tă)
1. A plan, outline, or arrangement.
Synonym(s): scheme.
2. In sensorimotor theory, the organized unit of cognitive experience.
[G. schēma, shape, form]

schema

in psychology, an abstract mental representation or set of rules for organizing one's experience or an aspect of one's world that is based on experience and stored in memory. It is accessed either consciously or subconsciously in response to relevant environmental cues and facilitates and guides the person's perception and interpretation of events. schemata pl . schematheory a theory of motor learning, positing that as individuals practise a motor skill, they acquire a schema for the actions involved, which generalizes and guides the execution of similar actions in the future.

schema

a plan, outline or arrangement.
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Thus, co-design integrates the specification of the static database schema, functions, views and dialogues, which is facilitated by the use of view-extended schemata.
In order to capture functionality components are modelled by view-extended schemata, in which each view contains also dialogue operations [12].
In order to support the maintenance of very large schemata this diversity of usage should be made explicit.
Dockets [13] may be used for tracking processing information, superimposed schemata for explicit log of the treatment of the objects, and provenance schemata for the injection of meta-schemata.
We often observe that very large database schemata incorporate some or all of these dimensions, which explains the difficulty for reading and comprehension.
All constructors known for database schemata may also be applied to meta-structures.
A general composition theory for such schemata can be based on the theory of graph grammars [2, 16], which has been already exploited for the CASE tool RADD [18].
n] are schemata and O is an n-ary operator applicable to them, the resulting schema S defines the equation S = O([S.
We start from behaviour-extended schemata for certain tasks of the application, as they may arise from cutting up a development project and then working independently.
In this article we addressed the unsatisfactory situation that the design of very large database schemata is not well supported.
Practically speaking, meta-structures can be exploited to modularise schemata, which would ease querying, searching, reconfiguration, maintenance, integration and extension.
Furthermore, the use of meta-structures also enables component-based schema development, in which schemata are developed step-by-step on the basis of the skeleton of the meta-structure, and thus contributes to the development of industrial-scale database applications.