Workshops in Computing

Interfaces to Database Systems (IDS94)

Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Interfaces to Database Systems, Lancaster University, 13–15 July 1994

Editors: Sawyer, Peter H. (Ed.)

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A brief survey of the major DBMS and HeI conference proceedings over the past 10 years will reveal isolated pockets of research in database user interfaces but little sense of being swept along with the general advances in DBMS technology and Hel. New data models have evolved to meet the needs of different application domains; persistent programming languages are blurring the traditional distinction between data definition and application programming languages; distribution and inter-operability have become issues as have the storage of heterogeneous media types; yet it is still rare to read of the HeI issues raised by these technological innovations being expressly addressed and rarer still to find recognition of the usability problems with longer-established database technologies. There are at least two reasons why this should be surprising: • Database systems are not like other computer systems; existing both as back-ends to other applications and as stand-alone data stores, they are typically slow, deal with very large volumes of data and can involve all sorts of security, confidentiality and even cooperability issues. • Databases are everywhere. Perhaps only word processors and spread­ sheets are more widespread. In addition, as business cultures change and personal computing continues to mould expectations, end-users find themselves interacting increasingly closely with database systems.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Configuring Database Query Languages

    Cooper, Richard

    Pages 3-21

  • GUIDANCE: Making it Easy for the User to be an Expert

    Haw, David (et al.)

    Pages 25-48

  • HIBROWSE for Hotels: Bridging the Gap Between User and System Views of a Database

    Ellis, G. P. (et al.)

    Pages 49-62

  • A Visual Approach to Multilinear Recursion

    Catarci, Tiziana (et al.)

    Pages 65-83

  • Database Querying by Hypergraph Manipulation

    Catarci, Tiziana (et al.)

    Pages 84-103

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Interfaces to Database Systems (IDS94)
Book Subtitle
Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Interfaces to Database Systems, Lancaster University, 13–15 July 1994
Editors
  • Peter H. Sawyer
Series Title
Workshops in Computing
Copyright
1995
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-1-4471-3818-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4471-3818-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-540-19910-6
Series ISSN
1431-1682
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 368
Number of Illustrations and Tables
84 b/w illustrations
Additional Information
Jointly published with the British Computer Society
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