Accession Number:

ADA252935

Title:

The Design and Implementation of a Functional Interface for the Attribute-Based Multi-Lingual Database System

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

100.0

Abstract:

Traditionally, the design and implementation of a conventional database system begins with the selection of a data model, followed by the specification of a model-based data language. Hence, the database system is restricted to a single data model and a specific data language. One 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 limitations. This thesis presents a methodology for supporting the Functional Data Model and the Data Language DAPLEX for the MLDS. Specifically, we design an interface which translates DAPLEX data language calls into attribute-based data language ABDL requests. A description of the software engineering aspects of the implementation and an overview of the modules which comprise our DAPLEX language interface are provided.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE