Data Base Design by Applied Data Synthesis.

M. Vetter: Data Base Design by Applied Data Synthesis. VLDB 1977: 428-440
  author    = {M. Vetter},
  title     = {Data Base Design by Applied Data Synthesis},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Very Large
               Data Bases, October 6-8, 1977, Tokyo, Japan},
  publisher = {IEEE Computer Society},
  year      = {1977},
  pages     = {428-440},
  ee        = {db/conf/vldb/Vetter77.html},
  crossref  = {DBLP:conf/vldb/77},
  bibsource = {DBLP,}


This paper describes an algorithm allowing systemization of data base design operations. The objectives of the algorithm are three-fold: it allows (1st) the synthesis of a physical data structure from an appropriate description of reality (i.e. from a conceptual view specification) such that (2nd) the operations required to map the physical data structure onto the most important logical structures are minimized and (3rd) anomalies in storage operations may not occur (i.e. the normalization criteria as proposed respectively by E.F. Codd (2), by W. Kent [4] and (less formally) by M.E. Senko [ll] are respected). The algorithm may be used both for traditional data base systems (working with hierarchical and/or network data structures) as well as for relational data base systems.

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E. F. Codd: Further Normalization of the Data Base Relational Model. IBM Research Report, San Jose, California RJ909: (1971) BibTeX
E. F. Codd: Recent Investigations in Relational Data Base Systems. IFIP Congress 1974: 1017-1021 BibTeX
E. F. Codd: Relational Completeness of Data Base Sublanguages. In: R. Rustin (ed.): Database Systems: 65-98, Prentice Hall and IBM Research Report RJ 987, San Jose, California : (1972) BibTeX

Referenced by

  1. Barron C. Housel, Vance E. Waddle, S. Bing Yao: The Functional Dependency Model for Logical Database Design. VLDB 1979: 194-208
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