Accession Number : AD0711060

Title :   GENERALIZED ORGANIZATION OF LARGE DATA-BASES; A SET-THEORETIC APPROACH TO RELATIONS.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE PROJECT MAC

Personal Author(s) : Fillat,Andrew Irwin ; Kraning,Leslie Alan

Report Date : JUN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 248

Abstract : Problems inherent in representation and manipulation of large data-bases are discussed. Data management is considered as the manipulation of relationships among elements of a data-base. A detailed analogy introduces concepts embodied in a data management system. Set theory is used to describe a model for data-bases, and operations suitable for manipulation of relations are defined. The architecture chosen for an implementation of the model is illustrated, and a representation of data-bases is suggested. A particular implementation, the GOLD STAR system, is investigated and evaluated. The framework outlined is meant to provide an environment in which complex data handling problems can be solved with relative ease. GOLD STAR provides the user with tools sufficient for manipulation of arbitrarily complex data-bases; these provisions are presented in the form of an extremely simple interface. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DATA PROCESSING, DESIGN), (*COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, INFORMATION RETRIEVAL), DATA STORAGE SYSTEMS, SYNTAX, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, SET THEORY, THESES

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE