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An entity-relationship programming language

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5 Author(s)
A. Malhotra ; IBM Thomas J. Watson Res. Center, Yorktown Heights, NY, USA ; H. M. Markowitz ; Y. Tsalalikhin ; D. P. Pazel
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The syntax for an integrated E-R programming language is presented. The problems that arise when a query language is embedded in a general-purpose programming language are discussed. Other E-R languages are also discussed. The requirements for the language and a syntax for an E-R model in which entity sets are mutually disjoint and each entity type has a unique, perhaps multiattribute, key are presented. The syntax for a more limited model restricted to binary relationships between entity types and without attributes is presented. Some implementation considerations are discussed

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IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering  (Volume:15 ,  Issue: 9 )