Is point-based semantics always adequate for temporal databases?

  title={Is point-based semantics always adequate for temporal databases?},
  author={Paolo Terenziani},
  journal={Proceedings Seventh International Workshop on Temporal Representation and Reasoning. TIME 2000},
The analysis of the semantics of temporal data and queries plays a central role in the area of temporal relational databases. Although many different models and algebra have been proposed, almost all of them are based on a point-based (snapshot) semantics of the association of time to tuples/attributes. On the other hand, in the areas of linguistics, philosophy, and recently, artificial intelligence, a very debated issue concerns the use of an interval-based vs. a point-based semantics. We… CONTINUE READING

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