An informal introduction to constraint database systems

Volker Gaede, Mark Wallace

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Abstract

In this paper, we provide an informal introduction to constraint database systems, a new database paradigm which has significant advantages over other database models such as the object-oriented and relational one. In fact, constraint database systems can integrate the most prominent features of other models within a single framework based on constraints while overcoming some of their problems. We begin with motivating the use of constraints in databases by arguing that they provide a high level language for describing problems. Next, we give a short introduction to constraint programming, which gave rise to research into constraint database systems. Before turning our attention to recent research contributions and open issues, we review some of the most important constraint domains along with a wide range of applications areas where they are deployed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConstraint Databases and Applications - 2nd International Workshop on Constraint Database Systems, CDB 1997 - CP 1996 Workshop on Constraints and Databases, Selected Papers
PublisherSpringer-Verlag London Ltd.
Pages7-52
Number of pages46
ISBN (Print)3540625011, 9783540625018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1996
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd International Workshop on Constraint Database Systems, CDB 1997 and held with Workshop on Constraints and Databases, CP 1996 - Delphi, Greece
Duration: 11 Jan 199712 Jan 1997

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume1191
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference2nd International Workshop on Constraint Database Systems, CDB 1997 and held with Workshop on Constraints and Databases, CP 1996
CountryGreece
CityDelphi
Period11/01/9712/01/97

Keywords

  • Advanced databases
  • Constraint database system
  • Constraint logic programming
  • Constraint programming
  • Multidimensional access methods

Cite this

Gaede, V., & Wallace, M. (1996). An informal introduction to constraint database systems. In Constraint Databases and Applications - 2nd International Workshop on Constraint Database Systems, CDB 1997 - CP 1996 Workshop on Constraints and Databases, Selected Papers (pp. 7-52). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 1191). Springer-Verlag London Ltd.. https://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-62501-1_23