A Generalized DBMS to Support Diverse Data.
Annual scientific rept. 1 Jul 83-30 Jun 84,
CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY ELECTRONICS RESEARCH LAB
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The authors proposed a research program to develop a generalized database manager to support diverse kinds of data including text, icons, forms, maps and other spatial data. The proposed research also included investigating support for integrated data browsers to allow end-users to query, step through, and update diverse data. Specific topics to be investigated included query language facilities to support text and geometric data, user-defined abstract data types in a DBMS, an ordered relation access method for text and other ordered data, extended secondary indexes, main memory databases, concurrency control for data browsers, and an application program interface based on windows. This paper reports on our progress during the first year of this program. The major advances have been made in the areas of abstract data types, main memory data bases and extended secondary indexes. Author
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