Managing Objects in a Relational Framework
STANFORD UNIV CA DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
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The papers collected in this report present ongoing research within the KBMS and PENGUIN projects at Stanfords Computer Science Department and Section on Medical Informatics. They have been issued together in response to a large number of requests. The work presents the motivations for dealing with complex objects and our implementation of the machinery necessary for creating object instances in a relational database. The object generator obtains the data and can create a variety of object configurations, as appropriate to the specific application. The knowledge needed for object generation is obtained from these sources the structural database schema, application views applied to it, and object prototypes in the application programs. Keywords Information science, Data bases, Medical data.
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