The Prometheus database for taxonomy.

Raguenaud, Cedric, Kennedy, Jessie and Barclay, Peter J (2000) The Prometheus database for taxonomy. In: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Scientific and Statistical Database Management, SSDBM 2000. Conferences on Scientific and Statistical Database Management (SSDBM) (12). IEEE Computer Society Press, Los Alamitos, CA, United States; Berlin, Germany, pp. 250-252. ISBN 0-7695-0686-0

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This paper presents the work carried out in the Prometheus project and its motivation, taxonomy. Taxonomy presents challenges to common database systems. Because of its complexity and the necessary treatments applied to its data, common database models such as the relational, the object-oriented, of even graph models are not able to support taxonomic applications fully. Our approach is the extension of an object-oriented database model with explicit relationships in order to support new features and thereby offer the necessary level of service for developing taxonomic applications.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 0-7695-0686-0
Uncontrolled Keywords: Database design; Prometheus; Object-oriented database; Explict defined relationships; Application; Taxonomy;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Computing
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 500 Science > 570 Life sciences; biology > 578 Natural history of organisms > 578.012 Classification & Taxonomy
000 Computer science, information & general works > 000 Computer science, knowledge & systems > 005 Computer programming, programs & data
Library of Congress Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Item ID: 2995
Depositing User: Computing Research
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2009 15:43
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2014 12:40

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