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Database Models for Textual Documents: User Needs and System Capabilities

  • B. N. Rossiter
  • M. A. Heather

Abstract

Users’ needs in large and complex textbases are itemised and discussed in the light of current models. Examples applying relational and semantic models, such as the E-R and Taxis, suggest criteria for a more fundamental approach involving the merger of object-oriented programming techniques with database methods in future complex object textbases. Current object-oriented database systems have a number of significant weaknesses which need to be remedied before they can be adopted for textual document applications.

Keywords

Class Structure Semantic Model Complex Object Text Unit Abstract Data Type 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. N. Rossiter
    • 1
  • M. A. Heather
    • 2
  1. 1.Computing LaboratoryUniversity of Newcastle upon TyneEnglandUK
  2. 2.Sutherland BuildingNewcastle PolytechnicEnglandUK

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