Querying an Object-Oriented Database Using CPL

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The Collection Programming Language is based on a complex value model of data and has successfully been used for querying transforming and integrating data from a wide variety of structured data sources relational, ACeDB, and ASN.1 among others. However, since there is no notion of objects and classes in CPL, it cannot adequately model recursive types or inheritance, and hence cannot be used to query object-oriented databases (OODBs). By adding a reference type and four operations to CPL dereference, method invocation, identity test and class type cast it is possible to express a large class of interesting "safe" queries against OODBs. As an example of how the extended CPL can be used to query an OODB, we will describe how the extended language has been used as a query interface to Shore databases. Comments University of Pennsylvania Department of Computer and Information Science Technical Report No. MSCIS-97-07. This technical report is available at ScholarlyCommons: http://repository.upenn.edu/cis_reports/121 Querying an Object Oriented Database Using CPL Susan B Davidson Carmem Haraand Lucian Popa Dept of Computer and Information Science University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia PA Email susan central cis upenn edu fchara lpopag saul cis upenn edu

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@inproceedings{Davidson1997QueryingAO, title={Querying an Object-Oriented Database Using CPL}, author={Susan B. Davidson and Carmem Harayand and Lucian Popa}, year={1997} }