This paper describes in a formal way a data schema model which introduces temporal and versioning schema features in an object-oriented environment. In our model, the schema is time dependent and the history of the changes which occur on its elements are kept into version hierarchies. A fundamental assumption behind our approach is that a new schema specification should not define a new database, so that previous schema definitions are considered as alternative design specifications, and consequently, existing data can be accessed in a consistent way using any of the defined schemas.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Modelling and Simulation
- Computational Theory and Mathematics
- Computational Mathematics