Temporal Database Management and the Representation of Temporal Dynamics

@inproceedings{AllenTemporalDM,
  title={Temporal Database Management and the Representation of Temporal Dynamics},
  author={Gove N. Allen and Salvatore T. March and Carlson}
}
Research in temporal database management has suggested that the Entity-Relationship (E-R) model lacks appropriate constructs for representing the dynamic nature of the real world. To make up for this claimed deficiency numerous structural extensions have been proposed. The notion that the fundamental E-R model is inadequate for representing the temporal nature of the world arises from the mistaken idea that an E-R model represents only a "snapshot" of reality. Practitioners have long used the E… CONTINUE READING
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