Accession Number : ADA292017

Title :   A Pipeline Case Tool for Database Design

Corporate Author : FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIV MIAMI SCHOOL OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Rishe, Naphtali ; Sun, Wei

PDF Url : ADA292017

Report Date : 12 DEC 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : We have developed a tool for design of relational databases, including schemas, integrity constraints, reports, and data entry forms, using semantic binary schemas. The tool is based on a top-down methodology. In this methodology, a conceptual description of an enterprise is designed using a semantic binary model. Then, this description is converted into the relational database design. The tool automates virtually all the busy work of design. With respect to the intelligent design decisions, the tool accepts instructions from its user, who is a database designer, or, when the user defaults, makes decisions itself based on rule-of-thumb principles guided by the knowledge of the database's semantics. The tool creates a turn-key database application and its documentation with graphically-illustrated design reports, manuals, application glossaries, and data dictionaries, as well as an application-customized report generator. Changes in the semantic description or designer's instructions are propagated into the products. (AN)

Descriptors :   *DATA BASES, *COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN, *RULE BASED SYSTEMS, DATA PROCESSING, REPRINTS, DECISION MAKING, DATA MANAGEMENT, COMPUTER LOGIC, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, SEMANTICS, INPUT OUTPUT PROCESSING, COMPUTER GRAPHICS, KNOWLEDGE BASED SYSTEMS, FIELDS(COMPUTER PROGRAMS), DICTIONARIES.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE