Database Design and Construction: An Open Learning Course for Students and Information Managers

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Library Association Publishing, 1992 - Database design - 425 pages
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Contents

Data databases and database systems
7
Systems analysis for databases
19
overview
41
the analysis of current system operations
49
Requirements specification for databases
63
data flow diagrams
75
the data dictionary
103
entityrelationship diagrams
110
Design and implementation of relational databases
292
Design in information retrieval systems
363
File organization
369
Improvements on Boolean searching
387
Statistical characteristics of text and their implications
397
Automatic indexing
411
index
422
LlST OF FlGURES
12

entityrelationship diagrams
113
normalization
151
Design in database management systems
201
Sets relations and relational operations
214
Database integrity
229
SQL Structured Query Language
236
a worked example in dBASE IV
265
prone to error and easier to correct
25
mechanism of an information system
31
requirements
66
EMPJ EMPNAME DEPT
158
design information comes from
266
userdefined town Figure 19 17
340
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