Fabio Grandi

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This docuinent specifies a temporal extension to the SQL-92 language standard. The language is designated TSQLZ. The document is organized as follows. The next section indicates the starting point of the design, the SQL92 language. Section 4 lists the desired features on which the TSQL2 Language Design Committee reached consensus. Section 5 presents the(More)
This document contains de nitions of a wide range of concepts speci c to and widely used within temporal databases. In addition to providing de nitions, the document also includes explanations of concepts as well as discussions of the adopted names. The consensus e ort that lead to this glossary was initiated in Early 1992. Earlier versions appeared in(More)
BACKGROUND Recently we have devised and tested a biofeedback system for controlling blood volume (BV) changes during hemodialysis (HD) along an ideal trajectory (blood volume tracking, BVT), continuously modifying the weight loss rate and dialysate conductivity. This multicenter, prospective, randomized, crossover study aimed to clarify whether BVT(More)
Time is a pervasive dimension of reality as everything evolves as time elapses. Information systems and applications at least mirror, and often have to capture, the time-varying and evolutionary nature of the phenomena they model and the activities they support. This aspect has been acknowledged and long studied in the field of temporal databases but it(More)
In this paper, we present the results of a research project concerning the temporal management of normative texts in XML format. In particular, four temporal dimensions (publication, validity, efficacy and transaction times) are used to correctly represent the evolution of norms in time and their resulting versioning. Hence, we introduce a multiversion data(More)
This tutorial presents the primary constructs of the consensus temporal query language TSQL2 via a media planning scenario. Media planning is a series of decisions involved in the delivery of a promotional message via mass media. We will follow the planning of a particular advertising campaign. We introduce the scenario by identifying the marketing(More)
Endocannabinoids (eCBs) are ubiquitous lipid mediators that act on specific (CB1, CB2) and non-specific (TRPV1, PPAR) receptors. Despite many experimental animal studies proved eCB involvement in the pathogenesis of stroke, such evidence is still lacking in human patients. Our aim was to determine eCB peripheral levels in acute stroke patients and evaluate(More)
In this paper a semantic approach for the specification and the management of databases with evolving schemata is introduced. It is shown how a general object-oriented model for schema versioning and evolution can be formalized; how the semantics of schema change operations can be defined; how interesting reasoning tasks can be supported, based on an(More)