The semantic database model as a basis for an automated database design tool

 

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dc.contributor.advisor MacGregor, Ken en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Berman, Sonia en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2016-02-08T07:12:19Z
dc.date.available 2016-02-08T07:12:19Z
dc.date.issued 1983 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Berman, S. 1983. The semantic database model as a basis for an automated database design tool. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/16857
dc.description Bibliography: p.257-80. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract The automatic database design system is a design aid for network database creation. It obtains a requirements specification from a user and generates a prototype database. This database is compatible with the Data Definition Language of DMS 1100, the database system on the Univac 1108 at the University of Cape Town. The user interface has been constructed in such a way that a computer-naive user can submit a description of his organisation to the system. Thus it constitutes a powerful database design tool, which should greatly alleviate the designer's tasks of communicating with users, and of creating an initial database definition. The requirements are formulated using the semantic database model, and semantic information in this model is incorporated into the database as integrity constraints. A relation scheme is also generated from the specification. As a result of this research, insight has been gained into the advantages and shortcomings of the semantic database model, and some principles for 'good' data models and database design methodologies have emerged. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Computer science en_ZA
dc.title The semantic database model as a basis for an automated database design tool en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Science en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Computer Science en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname MSc en_ZA
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