Management of Complex Objects as Dynamic Forms.

Michel E. Adiba, Christine Collet: Management of Complex Objects as Dynamic Forms. VLDB 1988: 134-147
  author    = {Michel E. Adiba and
               Christine Collet},
  editor    = {Fran\c{c}ois Bancilhon and
               David J. DeWitt},
  title     = {Management of Complex Objects as Dynamic Forms},
  booktitle = {Fourteenth International Conference on Very Large Data Bases,
               August 29 - September 1, 1988, Los Angeles, California, USA,
  publisher = {Morgan Kaufmann},
  year      = {1988},
  isbn      = {0-934613-75-3},
  pages     = {134-147},
  ee        = {db/conf/vldb/AdibaC88.html},
  crossref  = {DBLP:conf/vldb/88},
  bibsource = {DBLP,}


Traditionally, a form is either a paper document or an electronic object. It is used to describe, to structure and to facilitate the information flow inside an organization, or at the user interface level. From this well known concept, we propose an advanced form model. This model integrates three main areas of current database research: (1) Multimedia aspects, (2) Structural aspects related to the non first normal form models and (3) Dynamic aspects related to the Object Oriented approach.

The form paradigm that we propose offers a formal and homogeneous approach for describing and manipulating structural, dynamic and interface aspects of new database applications (Office Automation, Medical, CAD, ...). This approach provides a better control over object integrity and allows for the integration of various database objects: flat relations, multimedia documents and other forms. A formal definition of our model has been done and a prototype is currently under implementation on a workstation using a relational DBMS as a basic data manager.

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