Issue No.03 - June (1995 vol.7)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/69.390250
<p><it>Abstract</it>—Advanced database applications require facilities such as text indexing, image storage, and the ability to store data with a complex structure. However, these facilities are not usually included in traditional database systems. In this paper we describe Atlas, a nested relational database system that has been designed for text-based applications. The Atlas query language is TQL, an SQL-like query language with text operators. The query language is supported by signature file text indexing techniques, and by a parser that can be configured for different text formats and even some foreign languages. Atlas can also be used to store images and audio.</p>
Text database system, nested relations, signature files, text compression, hypermedia, hypertext.
Alan Kent, Kotagiri Ramamohanarao, James Thom, Justin Zobel, "Atlas: A Nested Relational Database System for Text Applications", IEEE Transactions on Knowledge & Data Engineering, vol.7, no. 3, pp. 454-470, June 1995, doi:10.1109/69.390250