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Authors: Croker, Albert
Clifford, James
Issue Date: Jan-1989
Publisher: Stern School of Business, New York University
Series/Report no.: IS-89-002
Abstract: Several proposals for extending the relational data model to incorporate the temporal dimension of data have appeared in the past several years. These proposals have differed considerably in the way that the temporal dimension has been incorporated both into the structure of the extended relations that are defined as part of these extended model, and into the operations of the extended relational algebra or calculus component of the models. Because of these differences it has been difficult to compare the proposed models and to make judgements as to which of them is "better" or indeed, the "best." In this paper we propose a notion of historical relational completeness, analogous to Codd's notion of relational completeness, and examine several historical relational proposals in light of this standard.
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