Language Support for Office Modelling.

Winfried Lamersdorf, G. Müller, Joachim W. Schmidt: Language Support for Office Modelling. VLDB 1984: 280-288
  author    = {Winfried Lamersdorf and
               G. M{\"u}ller and
               Joachim W. Schmidt},
  editor    = {Umeshwar Dayal and
               Gunter Schlageter and
               Lim Huat Seng},
  title     = {Language Support for Office Modelling},
  booktitle = {Tenth International Conference on Very Large Data Bases, August
               27-31, 1984, Singapore, Proceedings},
  publisher = {Morgan Kaufmann},
  year      = {1984},
  isbn      = {0-934613-16-8},
  pages     = {280-288},
  ee        = {db/conf/vldb/LamersdorfMS84.html},
  crossref  = {DBLP:conf/vldb/84},
  bibsource = {DBLP,}


Office Modelling aims at providing abstract, conceptual tools for describing office system semantics in order to ease high-level, and more likely correct application programming. Advanced office systems are complex organizations of objects, locations, procedures, people, etc., combining independent workstations which cooperate concurrently in executing complicated office tasks.

In our approach to office modelling we perceive office procedures as being based on complex data object constructors that accept selected object components (e.g., addresses, dates, text-fragments) and return office objects of composite type (e.g., letters, forms, memos). We gain the semantic primitives required for object construction, component selection, and type recognition by generalizing the corresponding solutions provided by conventional record-based database models. This leads us from the 'flat structures' of traditional database models to 'recursive structures' allowing for flexible representations of non-formatted and highly related data objects as required for advanced office modelling.

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