Accession Number:

ADA164756

Title:

The Design and Analysis of a Network Interface for the Multi-Lingual Database System.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

127.0

Abstract:

Traditionally, the design and implementation of a conventional database system begins with the choice of a data model followed by the specifications of a model-based data language. Thus, the database system is restricted to a single data model and a specific data language. An alternative to this traditional approach to database-system development is the multi-lingual database system MLDS. This alternative approach affords the user the ability to access and manage a large collection of databases, via several data models and their corresponding data languages, without the aforementioned restriction. In this thesis, we present a methodology for supporting network CODASYL database management on the MLDS. Specifically, we design an interface which translates CODASYL-DML statements into ABDL requests. We describe the data structures, the control mechanisms, and the functionsprocedures necessary to implement such a system. Keywords Multi-lingual Database System MLDS, Multibackend Database System MBDS, Attribute-based Data Model, Attribute-based Data Language ABDL, CODASYL Data Model Network Database Translation.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE