Corrections to Ram's synthesis approach for relational database design

Yanchun Z. and Orlowska M.E. (1993) Corrections to Ram's synthesis approach for relational database design. Information Sciences, 75 3: 187-199. doi:10.1016/0020-0255(93)90053-O


Author Yanchun Z.
Orlowska M.E.
Title Corrections to Ram's synthesis approach for relational database design
Journal name Information Sciences   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0020-0255
Publication date 1993-12-15
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/0020-0255(93)90053-O
Volume 75
Issue 3
Start page 187
End page 199
Total pages 13
Subject 1712 Software
2207 Control and Systems Engineering
2614 Theoretical Computer Science
1706 Computer Science Applications
1802 Maori Law
1702 Cognitive Sciences
Abstract The purpose of this paper is to expose some inaccuracies presented in a paper by Ram and Curran. [Inform. Sci. 52(1):53-73 (1990)]. The synthesis approach described uses an algorithm, Synthesizer (Algorithm 3.2.1), to provide more nonredundant covers, and it also includes several heuristics to aid the design of relational databases. However, the final design may not be minimal in regard to the number of 3NF relations. This paper improves the approach by considering the minimization of the final relational database schemata. Finally, an implementation is presented, and it is illustrated through an example.
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