Graph algorithms for the synthesis and manipulation of data base schemes

  • G. Ausiello
  • A. D'Atri
  • D. Sacca'
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 100)


In this paper the graph formalism for the representation of relational data base schemes is presented.

A particular kind of graph, the Schema Graph, is introduced for representing the attributes and the functional dependencies of a scheme.

Some problems which are central in data base design are expressed in this formalism and graph algorithms (such as algorithms for closure, minimal condensed graph, etc.) for their solution are outlined.


Functional Dependency Graph Algorithm Schema Graph Relation Instance Simple Node 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Ausiello
    • 1
  • A. D'Atri
    • 1
  • D. Sacca'
    • 2
  1. 1.Istituto di AutomaticaUniversità di Roma e CSSCCA — CNRROMEItaly
  2. 2.CRAIRENDEItaly

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