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Specification of data bases through rewriting rules

  • A. L. Furtado
  • P. A. S. Veloso
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 153)

Abstract

Formalisms based on graph transformations are used to specify data base applications. Starting from an informal description, two formal specifications — one query-oriented and the other update-oriented — are successively derived.

Keywords

Graph Transformation Informal Description Abstract Data Type Primitive Operation Attribute Grammar 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. L. Furtado
    • 1
  • P. A. S. Veloso
    • 1
  1. 1.Pontificia Universidade Católica do R.J.Brasil

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