Doh - If you are reading this and have a similar question, all I can say is...
C M R
When you say the article can have a number of related
articles, how are you relating them ?
By subject, title, etc ?
Related articles with the same topic would have to
be manually related - you could do it with one other table,
having the main article number in one field, the related
articles in the second field, and just add more records for
a one-to-many relationship.
One bean could be used to read these records, given a main
article number, and present them as a DS. ?