TEMPOS: A Platform for Developing Temporal Applications on top of Object DBMS

Dumas, Marlon, Fauvet, Marie-Christine, & Scholl, Pierre-Claude (2004) TEMPOS: A Platform for Developing Temporal Applications on top of Object DBMS. IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, 16(3), pp. 354-374.


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This paper presents TEMPOS: a set of models and languages supporting the manipulation of temporal data on top of object DBMS. The proposed models exploit object-oriented technology to meet some important, yet traditionally neglected design criteria related to legacy code migration and representation independence. Two complementary ways for accessing temporal data are offered: a query language and a visual browser. The query language, namely TempOQL, is an extension of OQL supporting the manipulation of histories regardless of their representations, through fully composable functional operators. The visual browser offers operators that facilitate several time-related interactive navigation tasks, such as studying a snapshot of a collection of objects at a given instant, or detecting and examining changes within temporal attributes and relationships. TEMPOS models and languages have been formalized both at the syntactical and the semantical level and have been implemented on top of an object DBMS. The suitability of the proposals with regard to applications' requirements has been validated through concrete case studies.

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ID Code: 376
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Temporal databases, object databases
DOI: 10.1109/TKDE.2003.1262189
ISSN: 1558-2191
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
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Deposited On: 13 Jul 2006 00:00
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