A Temporal Logic Language for Temporal Conditions Definition

  • Nina Edelweiss
  • José M. V. de Castilho
  • José Palazzo M. de Oliveira


Temporal object-oriented data models can be used to specify behavioral requirements of information systems. The TF-ORM data model, aimed at the specification of dynamic and static database state transition constraints, is analyzed in this paper. A temporal logic language is used to express conditions attached to the two type of rules contained in the data model: state transition rules and integrity rules. These conditions can be used to represent temporal constraints respectively on the database’s state transitions and current state. This paper’s main concern is the definition of the language to be used in the conditions’ construction.


State Transition Temporal Logic Temporal Constraint Temporal Instant Temporal Database 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nina Edelweiss
    • 1
  • José M. V. de Castilho
    • 1
  • José Palazzo M. de Oliveira
    • 1
  1. 1.Instituto de InformáticaUniversidade Federal do Rio Grand do SulPorto AlegreBrazil

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