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A Calculus of Typed Relations

  • Wendy MacCaull
  • Ewa Orłowska
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3051)

Abstract

A calculus of typed relations subsuming the classical relational database theory is presented. An associated sound and complete deduction mechanism is developed. The formulation is generalized to deal with nondeterministic databases and information relations in the rough set-style.

Keywords

Relational proof system typed relations relational database nondeterministic databases information relations 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wendy MacCaull
    • 1
  • Ewa Orłowska
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer ScienceSt. Francis Xavier UniversityAntigonishCANADA
  2. 2.National Institute of TelecommunicationsWarsawPoland

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