Specifying Semantics of Evolution in Object-Oriented Databases Using Partial Deduction

  • Hele-Mai Haav
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Abstract

In this paper, we propose a methodology for specification of semantics of evolution in object-oriented databases. Our methodology is based on Horn logic as metalanguage for specification of semantics of both schema and object evolution in object-oriented databases. Partial Deduction is used as technique for specialization of a set of general constraints on database and its schema and to derive conditions that must be satisfied to guarantee the validity of managing evolution in object-oriented databases. Implementation principles of the methodology are discussed on the basis of the object-oriented language NUT. Different types of transformations are defined that allow derivation of predicates from the descriptions of classes and objects used in the NUT system.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hele-Mai Haav
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  1. 1.Software Department, Institute of CyberneticsEstonian Academy of SciencesTallinnEstonia

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