IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering

Issue 7 • July 1985

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  • IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering - Table of contents

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s): c1
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  • IEEE Computer Society

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s): c2
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  • Foreword Computers Come and Go But Data Go On Forever

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s): 573
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  • Gambit: An Interactive Database Design Tool for Data Structures, Integrity Constraints, and Transactions

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):574 - 583
    Cited by:  Papers (5)  |  Patents (3)
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    The design of a database is a rather complex and dynamic process that requires comprehensive knowledge and experience. There exist many manual design tools and techniques, but the step from a schema to an implementation is still a delicate subject. The interactive database design tool Gambit supports the whole process in an optimal way. It is based on an extended relational-entity relationship mod... View full abstract»

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  • The Semantic Database Constructor

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):583 - 591
    Cited by:  Papers (3)  |  Patents (2)
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    Sedaco (the semantic database constructor) is a tool which may be used to implement databases. It is based on a semantic data model. Sedaco provides primitives for implementing semantic schemas and buffers the database designer from most low-level data structuring issues. Sedaco also efficiently maintains consistency within complex semantic databases. The tool is written in C and runs under Unix. View full abstract»

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  • An Application of Statistical Databases in Manufacturing Testing

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):591 - 598
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    This paper discusses some applications of statistical and database techniques for integrating tests in manufacturing products. It shows how statistical databases can be used for automatically controlling a manufacturing process in real time. Some new statistical methods of manufacturing testing, e. g., test-compression, testing-by-sampling, testing-by-factorial-design, are discussed. All these tec... View full abstract»

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  • Utilizing an Executable Specification Language for an Information System

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):598 - 605
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    This paper describes an approach to software specification development with interpretation as applied to an information storage and retrieval system. Machine execution of software specifications is possible with both partial and complete specifications. A partial specification is interpreted using abstract execution. The Descartes specification language is utilized to describe a functional aspect ... View full abstract»

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  • Design of Distributed Databases on Local Computer Systems with a Multiaccess Network

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):606 - 619
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    Concurrency control, distribution design, and query processing are some of the important issues in the design of distributed databases. In this paper, we have studied these issues with respect to a relational database on a local computer system connected by a multiaccess broadcast bus. A broadcast bus allows information to be distributed efficiently, and hence simplifies the solutions to some of t... View full abstract»

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  • On the Use of an Extended Relational Model to Handle Changing Incomplete Information

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):620 - 633
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    In this paper we consider approaches to updating databases containing null values and incomplete information. Our approach distinguishes between modeling incompletely known worlds and modeling changes in these worlds. As an alternative to the open and closed world assumptions, we propose the expanded closed world assumption. Under this assumption, we discuss how to perform updates on databases con... View full abstract»

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  • An Algebra for a General Entity-Relationship Model

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):634 - 643
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    Although many data manipulation languages (DML's) have been proposed for the entity-relationship (ER) model, there is no agreement on what are the basic manipulations that any ER DML must offer. Moreover, there is no DML which fully supports all the capabilities of a general ER model with n-ary relationships, relationships with attributes, optional, complex, and multivalued attributes. This paper ... View full abstract»

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  • Representing Roles in Universal Scheme Interfaces

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):644 - 652
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    Users of a relational database must explicitly navigate between relations in order to establish a connection among a set of attributes spanning several relation schemes. While a universal scheme interface to a relational database provides users with automatic navigation, it usually imposes on the database a unique role assumption. This assumption requires every attribute name to represent a unique... View full abstract»

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  • Call for papers

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s): 653
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  • Tutorial Week Washington 1985

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s): 654
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  • IEEE copyright form

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s): 655
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  • IEEE Computer Society Publications

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s): 655-b
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  • Beyond The Basics: A Software Publication Series for Successful Computer Professionals From the IEEE Computer Society

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s): 655-c
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The IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering is interested in well-defined theoretical results and empirical studies that have potential impact on the construction, analysis, or management of software. The scope of this Transactions ranges from the mechanisms through the development of principles to the application of those principles to specific environments. Specific topic areas include: a) development and maintenance methods and models, e.g., techniques and principles for the specification, design, and implementation of software systems, including notations and process models; b) assessment methods, e.g., software tests and validation, reliability models, test and diagnosis procedures, software redundancy and design for error control, and the measurements and evaluation of various aspects of the process and product; c) software project management, e.g., productivity factors, cost models, schedule and organizational issues, standards; d) tools and environments, e.g., specific tools, integrated tool environments including the associated architectures, databases, and parallel and distributed processing issues; e) system issues, e.g., hardware-software trade-off; and f) state-of-the-art surveys that provide a synthesis and comprehensive review of the historical development of one particular area of interest.

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