SGML/HyTime repositories: Requirements and data modelling using object-oriented database concepts

  • Patricia Francois
  • Pierre Bazex
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 978)


As far as technical documentation or publishing is concerned, paper media is giving way to electronic media. The SGML exchange standard is gaining increasing importance. It is more particularly used to perform electronic technical publications exchanges between aircraft manufacturers and airlines. This standard allows the document tree logical structure to be described in a computer system-independent way. As the document produced usually are of a large size, highly structured and regularly updated, their manipulation calls for new systems: document management systems. In fact a document repository and therefore an underlying database is necessary to support document utilization.An in-depth analysis of requirements allows this repository main features to be defined. We focus on demonstrating how database technology and more particularly object-oriented database technology is helpful to develop such a system. We propose an object oriented repository data model which allows most of the requirements to be met.


document structure abstract nee hyper-links ESIS SGML HyTime SGML repository exchange model repository data model object-oriented database 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Patricia Francois
    • 1
  • Pierre Bazex
    • 2
  1. 1.Aerospatiale A/BIS/PAToulouse cedex 03France
  2. 2.IRTT (CNRS URA 1399)Université Paul SabatierToulouse cedexFrance

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