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The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science

Logics for Databases and Information Systems

Editors: Chomicki, Jan, Saake, Gunter (Eds.)

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Time is ubiquitous in information systems. Almost every enterprise faces the problem of its data becoming out of date. However, such data is often valu­ able, so it should be archived and some means to access it should be provided. Also, some data may be inherently historical, e.g., medical, cadastral, or ju­ dicial records. Temporal databases provide a uniform and systematic way of dealing with historical data. Many languages have been proposed for tem­ poral databases, among others temporal logic. Temporal logic combines ab­ stract, formal semantics with the amenability to efficient implementation. This chapter shows how temporal logic can be used in temporal database applica­ tions. Rather than presenting new results, we report on recent developments and survey the field in a systematic way using a unified formal framework [GHR94; Ch094]. The handbook [GHR94] is a comprehensive reference on mathematical foundations of temporal logic. In this chapter we study how temporal logic is used as a query and integrity constraint language. Consequently, model-theoretic notions, particularly for­ mula satisfaction, are of primary interest. Axiomatic systems and proof meth­ ods for temporal logic [GHR94] have found so far relatively few applications in the context of information systems. Moreover, one needs to bear in mind that for the standard linearly-ordered time domains temporal logic is not re­ cursively axiomatizable [GHR94]' so recursive axiomatizations are by necessity incomplete.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction to Logics for Databases and Information Systems

    Chomicki, Jan (et al.)

    Pages 1-4

  • A Logic Primer

    Conrad, Stefan

    Pages 5-30

  • Temporal Logic in Information Systems

    Chomicki, Jan (et al.)

    Pages 31-70

  • The Role of Deontic Logic in the Specification of Information Systems

    Meyer, J.-J. Ch. (et al.)

    Pages 71-115

  • A Logic for Programming Database Transactions

    Bonner, Anthony J. (et al.)

    Pages 117-166

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Logics for Databases and Information Systems
Editors
  • Jan Chomicki
  • Gunter Saake
Series Title
The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science
Series Volume
436
Copyright
1998
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Kluwer Academic Publishers
eBook ISBN
978-1-4615-5643-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4615-5643-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-8129-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4613-7582-1
Series ISSN
0893-3405
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 430
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