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Inductive Database Relations
December 1993 (vol. 5 no. 6)
pp. 969-972

The concept of an inductive relation is introduced, as a natural development of other forms of intentional information, such as views and relations defined deductively. A class of top-down methods for computing such inductive relations is analyzed. Major problems produced by recursive and interdependent relations are considered.

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Index Terms:
inductive database relations; top-down methods; interdependent relations; recursive relations; intentional information; views; inductive logic programming; virtual relations; deductive databases; database theory; deductive databases; logic programming; relational databases
F. Bergadano, "Inductive Database Relations," IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, vol. 5, no. 6, pp. 969-972, Dec. 1993, doi:10.1109/69.250079
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