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Author Hull, Richard ♦ Yap, Chee K.
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©1984
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Abstract A mathematical theory for the study of data representation indatabases is introduced and developed. The theory focuses on threedata constructs (collection, composition and classification)."Formats" with semantically rich yet tractable structure are builtrecursively using these constructs. Using formats, we obtainseveral nontrivial results concerning notions of relativeinformation capacity and restructuring of data sets. As such, theformat model provides a new approach for the formal study of theconstruction of "user views" and other data manipulations indatabases.
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 1984-06-01
Publisher Place New York
e-ISSN 1557735X
Journal Journal of the ACM (JACM)
Volume Number 31
Issue Number 3
Page Count 27
Starting Page 518
Ending Page 544


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Source: ACM Digital Library