TERMINOLOGY


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        Application function
        Assertion
        Assertion predicate
        Associative object
        Atomic value
        Attribute
        Attribute constraint
        Axiom

        Bag
        Base relation
        Business rule                            

        Cartesian product
        Class
CWA     Closed World Assumption
CCL     Computationally complete language
CLC     Conceptual-logical conflation
        Conceptual model
        Connection trap
        Constraint
        Constraint inheritance

DDL     Data Definition Language
        Data integrity
        Data independence
        Data manipulation
DML     Data Manipulation Language
        Data model
        Data structure
        Data type
        Database bias
        Database catalog
        Database consistency 
                  Database constraint
        Database predicate                        
        Database redundancy
        DBMS function
        Decidable language
        Declarative language
        Denormalization
        Derived domain
        Derived relation
        Descriptively equivalent objects
        Disjunctive constraint
        Domain
        Domain constraint
        Duplicates

E/RM    Entity/Relationship Model
OSS     Object supertype-subtypes                

5NF     Fifth Normal Form
1NF     First Normal Form
FOPL    First Order Predicate Logic
FK      Foreign key
4VL     Four-valued logic
4NF     Fourth Normal Form
FD      Functional dependency
 
        Graph theory
        Guaranteed logical access

HDM     Hierarchic Data Model


        Imperative (procedural) language
        Inferencing
IP      Information Principle
        Integrity constraint
II      Integrity Independence
        Internal consistency
        Interpretation
 
        Language redundancy
        Levels of representation
        Logical database design
LI      Logical independence
        Logical model
LPC     Logical-physical confusion
        Logical truth
        Logical validity

M:N     Many-to-many relationship
M:1     Many-to-one relationship
nVL     Many-Valued Logics
        Meaning (semantics)
        Meaning criterion
        Metadata
        Missing data
        Missing value mark
        Multigroup rule
        Multiobject rule
        Multirelation (database) constraint
        Multituple constraint
        NK Natural key
        Nestability
NDM     Network Data Model
        Neutral database
NIAM    Nijssen Information Analysis Methodology
NF      Normal Form
        Normalization
        NULL

        Object (aka entity)
        Object group
        Object identifier
        Object name
OOP     Object-oriented programming
ORM     Object-Role Modeling
        Object rule
        Objective truth


        Physical database implementation
PI      Physical independence
        Physical model
        Predicate

PK      Primary key

        PK constraint
POEC    Principle of Expressive Completeness
POFN    Principle of Full Normalization
POOD    Principle of Orthogonal Design
PORP    Principle of Representational Parsimony
        Proper set
        Property rule
        Proposition


        Recursive (self-referencing) language
        Redundancy control
        Referential constraint
        Referential rule
        Relation
RP      Relation predicate
RVD     Relation-valued domain
RelVar  Relation variable
RA      Relational algebra
        Relational closure
        Relational database
RDM     Relational Data Model
        Relational data sub-language
RDBMS   Relational DBMS
        Relational difference
        Relational division
        Relational fidelity
        Relational intersect
        Relational join
        Relational projection
        Relational restrict
        Relational schema
R-table Relational table
        Relational union

2NF     Second Normal Form
SOL     Second order logic
        Semantic correctness
        Set
        Set theory
        Simple domain
6NF     Sixth Normal Form
SK      Surrogate key

        Theorem
3NF     Third Normal Form
3VL     Three-Valued logic
        Time-varying relation
TC      Transitive closure
        Tuple
        Tuple constraint
2VL     Two-Valued Logic
        Type

        Uniqueness constraint
        “Unstructured data”

View    Virtual relation
        View updating


LABEL ABBREVIATIONS


attr = attribute

cncpt = conceptual

constr = constraint

ctrl = control

db = database

dt = data

lang = language

log = logical

ref = referential

rel = relational

sem = semantic

unstr = unstructured




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