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ERIC Number: ED232676
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Nov
Pages: 28
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
A Description of the Text Data Base System TDBS. Stockholm Papers in Library and Information Science.
Lofstrom, Mats
Because experience with large information retrieval (IR) and database management (DBM) systems has shown that they are not adequate for the handling of textual material, two Swedish companies--Paralog and AU-System Network--have joined in a venture to develop a software package which combines features from IR and DMB systems to form a Text Data Base System (TDBS) with text retrieval functions, structuring and immediate database updating capabilities, and a well-defined interface between the DBM system and an application program. The first version of TDBS will be implemented using a portable subset of Pascal on a VAX 11/780 and will be available during 1983. In this preliminary report, TDBS is specified as using the package concept of the Ada language. Following a list of TDBS features, the report describes: (1) TDBS data structure, with definitions of field types, composite types, databases, and an example of how to use the structuring facilities of TDBS; (2) TDBS data manipulation, including file handling, searching, and structure handling; (3) updating of TDBS files; and (4) the interface between TDBS and an application program. A list of eight references and an appendix defining the eight Ada packages which are used to specify TDBS conclude the report. (ESR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Swedish Board for Technical Development, Stockholm.
Authoring Institution: Royal Inst. of Tech., Stockholm (Sweden). Library.
Identifiers: Database Management Systems; Sweden; Text Handling
Note: The project was also funded by the Delegation for Scientific and Technical Information. The report may be referred to as Technical Report 822, Paralog, November 1982.