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ACM Transactions on Database Systems (TODS), Volume 22 Issue 4, Dec. 1997

Database design with common sense business reasoning and learning
Veda C. Storey, Roger H. L. Chiang, Debabrata Dey, Robert C. Goldstein, Shankar Sudaresan
Pages: 471-512
DOI: 10.1145/278245.278246
Automated database design systems embody knowledge about the database design process. However, their lack of knowledge about the domains for which databases are being developed significantly limits their usefulness. A methodology for acquiring...

Object normal forms and dependency constraints for object-oriented schemata
Zahir Tari, John Stokes, Stefano Spaccapietra
Pages: 513-569
DOI: 10.1145/278245.278247
We address the development of a normalization theory for object-oriented data models that have common features to support objects. We first provide an extension of functional dependencies to cope with the richer semantics of relationships...

Adaptive, fine-grained sharing in a client-server OODBMS: a callback-based approach
Markos Zaharioudakis, Michael J. Carey, Michael J. Franklin
Pages: 570-627
DOI: 10.1145/278245.278249
For reasons of simplicity and communication efficiency, a number of existing object-oriented database management systems are based on page server architectures; data pages are their minimum unit of transfer and client caching. Despite their...