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Foundations of Databases: The Logical Level (Alice's book)
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  • Title Foundations of Databases: The Logical Level (Alice's book)
  • Author(s) Serge Abiteboul, Richard Hull, and Victor Vianu
  • Publisher: Addison Wesley; 1 edition (December 2, 1994)
  • Paperback 685 pages
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  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0201537710
  • ISBN-13: 978-0201537710
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Book Description

Written by three leading researchers in the field, this book provides in-depth coverage of the theory concerning the logical level of database management systems, including both classical and advanced topics:

  • Emphasizes query languages for the relational model including coverage of different language paradigms, expressive power, and complexity.
  • Presents a unified theory of dependencies, including those commonly arising in practice, and their use in optimization and schema design.
  • Provides theoretical underpinnings of several emerging topics, including deductive and object-oriented databases.
  • Includes detailed proofs and numerous examples and exercises.
About the Authors
  • Serge Abiteboul received his Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Southern California, and is now a director de recherch&eactute; at I.N.R.I.A. in France.
  • Richard Hull received his Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of California, Berkeley. He is an associate professor at the University of Southern California in Computer Science, currently on leave and visiting the University of Colorado, Boulder.
  • Victor Vianu received his Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Southern California, San Diego, where he is currently professor of Computer Science. He spends a portion of each year visiting the I.N.R,I.A.
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