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A framework for user-interfaces to databases.

  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.

  • Date:

    30 November 1995

  • Publication Status:


  • Publisher

    ACM Press

  • Library of Congress:

    QA76 Computer software

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    005 Computer programming, programs & data


Mitchell, K., Kennedy, J. & Barclay, P. J. (1995). A framework for user-interfaces to databases. In Catarci, T., Costabile, M. F., Levialdi, S. & Santucci, G. (Eds.). Proceedings [of the] 3rd International Workshop on Advanced Visual Interfaces, AVI'96, 81-90. ISBN 0-89791-834-7



Databases: User interfaces; Human computer interactions; Object oriented languages; Prototype.

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