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Computer aided design of database internal schema

  • N. L. Sarda
  • J. R. Isaac
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Abstract

A large number of complexly interrelated parameters are involved at the internal schema level design of database systems. Consequently, a single design model is seen to be infeasible. A package of three aids is proposed to assist a designer in step by step design of internal schema. The three aids pertain to splitting of a relation, merging of relations, and access strategy selection for a relation.

Key words

Database design file design internal schema computer-aided design modelling of access methods data structures 

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • N. L. Sarda
    • 1
  • J. R. Isaac
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer CentreIndian Institute of TechnologyPowai, Bombay

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