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Using a conceptual data language to describe a database and its interface.

  We propose a conceptual approach to defining interfaces to databases which uses the features of a fully object oriented data language to specify interface objects combined with database objects. This achieves a uniform, natural way of describing databases and their interfaces. It is shown how this language can be used in the role of data definition of database interfaces. A prototype developed to test this approach is presented.

  • Date:

    30 November 1994

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Publisher

    Springer-Verlag

  • DOI:

    10.1007/BFb0000543

Citation

Mitchell, K., Kennedy, J. & Barclay, P. J. (1994). Using a conceptual data language to describe a database and its interface. In Goble, C. & Keane, J. (Eds.). Advances in Databases: Proceedings [of the] 13th British National Conference on Database - BNCOD13, 1995, 101-119. doi:10.1007/BFb0000543. ISBN 978-3-540-60100-5

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Keywords

Database design; User interfaces; Object oriented data language; Specification language; Conceptual data language; Application;

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