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Dynamic Relationships in Object Oriented Databases: A Uniform Approach

Rashid, Awais and Sawyer, Peter (1999) Dynamic Relationships in Object Oriented Databases: A Uniform Approach. In: Database and Expert Systems Applications 10th International Conference, DEXA’99 Florence, Italy, August 30 – September 3, 1999 Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science . Springer, Berlin, pp. 26-35. ISBN 978-3-540-66448-2

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Abstract

In this paper we present a uniform approach to dynamic relationships in object oriented databases. We present our relationship categorisation based on dividing the object database into three virtual spaces each hosting entities of a particular type and show how relationships from the modelling domain map onto relationships in our categorisation. We present a relationship model and the semantics of relationships. The relationship model is complemented with a metamodel for implementing dynamic relationships in an object oriented database. The applicability of the dynamic relationships approach is explored by employing it to implement the database model for a system in order to achieve dynamic schema modification capabilities.

Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
ID Code: 57547
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 15 Oct 2012 12:04
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2014 01:26
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/57547

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