Lecture Notes in Computer Science
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An Extended Entity-Relationship Model

Fundamentals and Pragmatics

Authors: Gogolla, Martin

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This text presents a comprehensive introduction to an extended Entity-Relationship model both on a conceptual and on a formal, mathematicallevel. In addition to the primitives given by the data model the text introduces a language for the formulation of constraints in order to restrict database states to consistent ones. The text explains an implementation of the approach chosen in the logic programing language PROLOG and discusses in this context the computational power of the proposedcalculus. The extended Entity-Relationship calculus is used to define the meaning of the relational query language SQL. A nice feature of the approach is that it becomes possible to prove language properties on a sound mathematical basis.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-4

  • Structure of data and entities

    Pages 5-34

  • Extended Entity-Relationship calculus

    Pages 35-76

  • PROLOG implementation

    Pages 77-98

  • Formal semantics of SQL

    Pages 99-120

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
An Extended Entity-Relationship Model
Book Subtitle
Fundamentals and Pragmatics
Authors
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Series Volume
767
Copyright
1994
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-48301-4
DOI
10.1007/3-540-57648-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-540-57648-8
Series ISSN
0302-9743
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 141
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