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A conceptual language for querying object oriented data.

Barclay, Peter J and Kennedy, Jessie (1994) A conceptual language for querying object oriented data. In: Directions in Databases: Proceedings [of the] 12th British National Conference on Databases, BNCOD 12, Guildford, United Kingdom, July 6-8, 1994. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 826 (826). Springer-Verlag, University of Surrey, pp. 187-204. ISBN 978-3-540-58235-9

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Abstract/Description

A variety of languages have been proposed for object oriented database systems in order to provide facilities for ad hoc querying. However, in order to model at the conceptual level, an object oriented schema definition language must itself provide facilities for describing the behaviour of data. This paper demonstrates that with only modest extensions, such a schema definition language may serve as a query notation. These extensions are concerned solely with supporting the interactive nature of ad hoc querying, providing facilities for naming and displaying query operations and their results.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 978-3-540-58235-9
Electronic ISBN: 978-3-540-48580-3
Additional Information: Paper delivered at Directions in Databases, the 12th British National Conference on Databases, BNCOD 12, Guildford, United Kingdom, July 6-8, 1994.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Database theory; High level languages; Object oriented data; Schema definition language; Query notation; Language extensions;
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 > 004 Data processing & computer science
000 Computer science, information & general works > 000 Computer science, knowledge & systems > 005 Computer programming, programs & data
Library of Congress Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Item ID: 2988
Depositing User: Computing Research
Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2009 12:47
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2014 12:09
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/2988

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