Accession Number : AD0772743

Title :   A Developmental Model for Data Translation,

Corporate Author : MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR DEPT OF INDUSTRIAL AND OPERATIONS ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Fry,James P. ; Frank,Randall L. ; Hershey,Ernest A. , III

Report Date : AUG 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : A model for generalized data translation is presented. Data translation is defined as the process whereby data stored in a form that can be processed on one computer (the source file) can be translated into a form (target file) which can be used by the same or different processing systems on a possibly different computer. Inputs to the Data Translator are the source data and two descriptive languages which drive the translation process. A description of the source and target data is presented to the data translator in a Stored Data Definition Language (SDDL). This description includes both the logical (data structure) aspects of the data as well as the physical (storage structure) aspects. A Translation Definition Language (TDL) is used to define the source to target translation parameters. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Data processing, Transfer, Computer programming, Interfaces, Conversion, Memory devices

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE