OSM-Logic: A Fact-Oriented, Time-Dependent Formalization of Object-Oriented Systems Modeling
The lack of fact-oriented, time-dependent formalizations of conceptual models leads to difficulties in inspecting and reasoning about system properties and predicting future behavior from past behavior. The authors can better serve these needs by formalized conceptualizations that more closely match the demands of such applications. They therefore set forth in this paper a fact-oriented, time-dependent formalism, called OSM- Logic, for object existence, object interrelationships, object behavior, and object interaction. OSM-Logic is formally grounded in predicate calculus, and is thus mathematically sound and well defined.