Extending Object-Oriented Database Concepts to Support a Wider Range of Applications

Oxborrow, Elizabeth (1994) Extending Object-Oriented Database Concepts to Support a Wider Range of Applications. Technical report. University of Kent, Computing Laboratory, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK (Full text available)

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This paper primarily addresses the issue of what we really mean by `Object-Oriented Databases'. It is argued that the conventional view of an object-oriented database (OODB) - with the main object-oriented features consisting of object identity, classification, specialisation, composition and encapsulation - is rather basic and has limited applications. In order to more adequately support both non-traditional database applications and traditional ones, and provide continuing support into the future, a broader view is essential. Features, such as explicit relationships, version management, arbitrary collections, and multimedia support, should be available as standard. Examples are provided to illustrate applications which require these enhanced features.

Item Type: Monograph (Technical report)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Computing
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2009 20:36 UTC
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2017 14:53 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/21198 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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