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The TSQL2 Temporal Query Language

  • Richard T. Snodgrass

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Richard T. Snodgrass, Henry Kucera
      Pages 3-18
    3. Richard T. Snodgrass
      Pages 19-31
    4. Richard T. Snodgrass
      Pages 33-47
    5. Richard T. Snodgrass, Christian S. Jensen, Curtis E. Dyreson, Wolfgang Käfer, Nick Kline, John F. Roddick
      Pages 49-73
  3. Language Design

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Curtis E. Dyreson, Richard T. Snodgrass
      Pages 77-96
    3. Curtis E. Dyreson, Michael D. Soo, Richard T. Snodgrass
      Pages 97-101
    4. Richard T. Snodgrass, Michael D. Soo
      Pages 103-121
    5. Michael D. Soo, Richard T. Snodgrass
      Pages 123-152
    6. Christian S. Jensen, Richard T. Snodgrass
      Pages 153-156
    7. Christian S. Jensen, Richard T. Snodgrass, Michael D. Soo
      Pages 157-240
    8. Richard T. Snodgrass, Christian S. Jensen, Fabio Grandi
      Pages 241-243
    9. Richard T. Snodgrass, Christian S. Jensen, Fabio Grandi
      Pages 245-249
    10. Suchen Hsu, Christian S. Jensen, Richard T. Snodgrass
      Pages 251-298
    11. T. Y. Cliff Leung, Christian S. Jensen, Richard T. Snodgrass
      Pages 299-303
    12. Christian S. Jensen, Richard T. Snodgrass, T. Y. Cliff Leung
      Pages 305-309
    13. Richard T. Snodgrass
      Pages 311-318
    14. John F. Roddick, Richard T. Snodgrass
      Pages 319-325
    15. Curtis E. Dyreson, Richard T. Snodgrass
      Pages 327-346
    16. Curtis E. Dyreson, Richard T. Snodgrass
      Pages 347-383
    17. James Clifford, Curtis E. Dyreson, Richard T. Snodgrass, Tomás Isakowitz, Christian S. Jensen
      Pages 385-394
    18. Nick Kline, Richard T. Snodgrass, T. Y. Cliff Leung
      Pages 395-425
    19. John F. Roddick, Richard T. Snodgrass
      Pages 427-449
    20. Christian S. Jensen
      Pages 451-462
  4. Implementation Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 463-463
    2. Michael D. Soo, Christian S. Jensen, Richard T. Snodgrass
      Pages 465-473
    3. Curtis E. Dyreson, Richard T. Snodgrass
      Pages 475-499
    4. Michael D. Soo, Nick Kline, Richard T. Snodgrass
      Pages 501-504
    5. Michael D. Soo, Christian S. Jensen, Richard T. Snodgrass
      Pages 505-546
  5. Language Specification

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 547-547
    2. Richard T. Snodgrass
      Pages 549-549
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      Pages 551-561
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      Pages 563-590
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      Pages 591-598
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 633-674

About this book

Introduction

Temporal databases have been an active research topic for at least fifteen years. During this time, several dozen temporal query languages have been proposed. Many within the temporal database research community perceived that the time had come to consolidate approaches to temporal data models and calculus­ based query languages, to achieve a consensus query language and associated data model upon which future research can be based. While there were many query language proposals, with a diversity of language and modeling constructs, common themes kept resurfacing. However, the community was quite frag­ mented, with each research project being based on a particular and different set of assumptions and approaches. Often these assumptions were not germane to the research per se, but were made simply because the research required a data model or query language with certain characteristics, with the partic­ ular one chosen rather arbitrarily. It would be better in such circumstances for research projects to choose the same language. Unfortunately, no existing language had attracted a following large enough to become the one of choice. In April, 1992 Richard Snodgrass circulated a white paper that proposed that a temporal extension to SQL be produced by the research community. Shortly thereafter, the temporal database community organized the "ARPA/NSF In­ ternational Workshop on an Infrastructure for Temporal Databases," which was held in Arlington, TX, in June, 1993.

Keywords

DBMS algebra database information

Editors and affiliations

  • Richard T. Snodgrass
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-2289-8
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-5966-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-2289-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0893-3405
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