An Experiment with a Relational Data Base System in Environmental Research

  • Karl Soop
  • Per Svensson
  • Lars Wiktorin


The use of computers in environmental research presents a number of problems both to the ecologist and the systems analyst. An analysis of some of these problems led in the reported project to the development of a prototype data base system, founded on the relational concept. In this paper we discuss certain characteristics of environmental data and their use, we show how these characteristics were mapped onto requirements on the software tools, and we describe how the final system attempts to meet these requirements.


Query Language Data Base System Actual Query Data Processing Tool Generalize Information System 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • Karl Soop
    • 1
  • Per Svensson
    • 1
  • Lars Wiktorin
    • 1
  1. 1.IBM Svenska ABStockholmSweden

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