A framework for user-interfaces to databases.

Mitchell, Kenneth, Kennedy, Jessie and Barclay, Peter J (1996) A framework for user-interfaces to databases. In: Proceedings [of the] 3rd International Workshop on Advanced Visual Interfaces, AVI'96. ACM Press, Gubbio, Italy, pp. 81-90. ISBN 0-89791-834-7

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A framework for user-interfaces to databases (IDSs) is proposed which draws from existing research on human computer interaction (HCI) and database systems. The framework is described in terms of a classification of the characteristic components of an IDS. These components, when progressively refined, may be mapped to a conceptual object-oriented language for the precise specification of the IDS. A prototype system is presented, showing the potential for automated mapping of a language specification to a fully functional implementation. As well as providing general support to any database interface developer, we believe that the framework will prove useful for researching a number of IDS issues.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 0-89791-834-7
Additional Information: Paper presented at 3rd International Workshop on Advanced Visual Interfaces, AVI'96, 27-29 May 1996, Gubbio, Umbria, Italy.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Databases: User interfaces; Human computer interactions; Object oriented languages; Prototype.
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Computing
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 000 Computer science, knowledge & systems > 005 Computer programming, programs & data
Library of Congress Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Item ID: 2983
Depositing User: Computing Research
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2009 17:01
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2014 15:42

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