System development/Modelling/Types/Semantic model/What is a semantic model?

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A semantic model consists of concepts and the relations between the concepts.

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In the semantic model below you see three concepts: Book, Author and Publisher. To capture the semantics we also give the relation between the concept a name.

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In the model below you see atoms of each concept (source: Wikipedia: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone).

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