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An overview of siderues: A graphical database schema editor for Galileo

  • A. Albano
  • L. Alfò
  • S. Coluccini
  • R. Orsini
Support For Data-And Knowledge-Based Applications
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 303)

Abstract

Sidereus is a workstation based graphical tool to edit a Galileo database schema using a diagrammatic notation. Several tools to manipulate a graphic representation of a database schema exist as commercial products or research prototypes, but the novel aspects of this proposal lie in the fact that the graphical editor is used to model a database using a semantic data model, to deal with complex objects with the values of attributes definable using the rich type system of Galileo, a database language that supports the abstraction mechanisms of semantic data models. Moreover, schemes designed with Sidereus are translated automatically in Galileo code, executable on the same workstation.

Keywords

Database Schema Graphical Tool Graphical Editor Semantical Constraint Database Application 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Albano
    • 1
  • L. Alfò
    • 1
  • S. Coluccini
    • 1
  • R. Orsini
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di InformaticaUniversità di PisaPisaItaly

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