Temporal Databases: Research and Practice pp 367-405

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1399)

The consensus glossary of temporal database concepts — February 1998 version

  • Christian S. Jensen
  • Curtis E. Dyreson
  • Michael Böhlen
  • James Clifford
  • Ramez Elmasri
  • Shashi K. Gadia
  • Fabio Grandi
  • Pat Hayes
  • Sushil Jajodia
  • Wolfgang KÄfer
  • Nick Kline
  • Nikos Lorentzos
  • Yannis Mitsopoulos
  • Angelo Montanari
  • Daniel Nonen
  • Elisa Peressi
  • Barbara Pernici
  • John F. Roddick
  • Nandlal L. Sarda
  • Maria Rita Scalas
  • Arie Segev
  • Richard T. Snodgrass
  • Mike D. Soo
  • Abdullah Tansel
  • Paolo Tiberio
  • Gio Wiederhold

Abstract

This document1 contains definitions of a wide range of concepts specific to and widely used within temporal databases. In addition to providing definitions, the document also includes explanations of concepts as well as discussions of the adopted names.

The consensus effort that lead to this glossary was initiated in Early 1992. Earlier versions appeared in SIGMOD Record in September 1992 and March 1994. The present glossary subsumes all the previous documents. The glossary meets the need for creating a higher degree of consensus on the definition and naming of temporal database concepts.

Two sets of criteria are included. First, all included concepts were required to satisfy four relevance criteria, and, second, the naming of the concepts was resolved using a set of evaluation criteria. The concepts are grouped into three categories: concepts of general database interest, of temporal database interest, and of specialized interest.

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© Springer-Verlag 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Christian S. Jensen
    • 1
  • Curtis E. Dyreson
    • 3
  • Michael Böhlen
    • 2
  • James Clifford
    • 3
  • Ramez Elmasri
    • 4
  • Shashi K. Gadia
    • 5
  • Fabio Grandi
    • 6
  • Pat Hayes
    • 7
  • Sushil Jajodia
    • 8
  • Wolfgang KÄfer
    • 9
  • Nick Kline
    • 10
  • Nikos Lorentzos
    • 11
  • Yannis Mitsopoulos
    • 12
  • Angelo Montanari
    • 13
  • Daniel Nonen
    • 14
  • Elisa Peressi
    • 15
  • Barbara Pernici
    • 16
  • John F. Roddick
    • 17
  • Nandlal L. Sarda
    • 18
  • Maria Rita Scalas
    • 19
  • Arie Segev
    • 20
  • Richard T. Snodgrass
    • 21
  • Mike D. Soo
    • 22
  • Abdullah Tansel
    • 23
  • Paolo Tiberio
    • 24
  • Gio Wiederhold
    • 25
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceAalborg UniversityAalborg ØDenmark
  2. 2.Computer Science Dept.Aalborg UniversityDenmark
  3. 3.Computer Science Dept.James Cook UniversityAustralia
  4. 4.Computer Science Engineering Dept.University of Texas at ArlingtonUSA
  5. 5.Computer Science Dept.Iowa State UniversityUSA
  6. 6.CIOC-CNR, DEISUniversity of BolognaItaly
  7. 7.Beckman InstituteUK
  8. 8.Information & Software Systems Engineering Dept.George Mason UniversityUSA
  9. 9.Mercedes BenzUSA
  10. 10.MicrosoftUSA
  11. 11.Informatics LaboratoryAgricultural University of AthensGreece
  12. 12.Informatics LaboratoryAgricultural University of AthensGreece
  13. 13.Dip. di Matematica e InformaticaUniversità di UdineItaly
  14. 14.Computer Science Dept.Concordia UniversityCanada
  15. 15.Dip. di Matematica e InformaticaUniversità di UdineItaly
  16. 16.Electronic Engineering and Information Sciences Dept.Politecnico di MilanoItaly
  17. 17.School of Computer and Information ScienceUniversity of South AustraliaAustralia
  18. 18.Computer Science and Engineering Dept.Indian Institute of TechnologyBombayIndia
  19. 19.University of BolognaItaly
  20. 20.School of Business Adm. and Computer Science Research Dept.University of CaliforniaUSA
  21. 21.Computer Science Dept.University of ArizonaUSA
  22. 22.Computer Science and Engineering Dept.University of South FloridaUSA
  23. 23.Bernard M. Baruch CollegeCity University of New YorkUSA
  24. 24.CIOC-CNR., DEISUniversity of BolognaItaly
  25. 25.Computer Science Dept.Stanford UniversityUSA

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