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Author Abiteboul, Serge ♦ Kanellakis, Paris C.
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©1998
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Computable query ♦ Inheritance ♦ Object identity ♦ Object-oriented database ♦ Query language ♦ Regular tree ♦ Rule-base language
Abstract We demonstrate the power of object identities (oids) as a database query language primitive. We develop an object-based data model, whose structural part generalizes most of the known complex-object data models: cyclicity is allowed in both its schemas and instances. Our main contribution is the operational part of the data model, the query language IQL, which uses oids for three critical purposes: (1) to represent data-structures with sharing and cycles, (2) to manipulate sets, and (3) to express any computable database query. IQL can be type checked, can be evaluated bottom-up, and naturally generalizes most popular rule-based languages. The model can also be extended to incorporate type inheritance, without changes to IQL. Finally, we investigate an analogous value-based data model, whose structural part is founded on regular infinte trees and whose operational part is IQL.
ISSN 00045411
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1998-09-01
Publisher Place New York
e-ISSN 1557735X
Journal Journal of the ACM (JACM)
Volume Number 45
Issue Number 5
Page Count 45
Starting Page 798
Ending Page 842

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