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Database Skeleton and Its Application to Logical Database Synthesis

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2 Author(s)
Shi-Kuo Chang ; Knowledge Systems Laboratory, Department of Information Engineering, University of Illinois ; Wu-Haung Cheng

This paper presents the concept of a model of database skeleton which is used to represent user's knowledge on the meaning of the data. The logical database synthesis pfoblem is then formulated as a problem of convetting a partially specified database skeleton to a completely specified-one, which corresponds to one of several data models. Approaches to optimal logical database synthesis for the relational database are then considered.

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IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering  (Volume:SE-4 ,  Issue: 1 )