Team-oriented query language

Jorng Tzong Horng, Gwo Dong Chen, Cheng Yan Kao, Baw Jhiune Liu

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In this paper, we introduce the concept 'team' and incorporate the team query into data language SQL. Existing relational query languages use tuple variables of tables to specify the required data. These queries get all the data which meets the specified constraints. While a team variable represents a subset of a table, a team query is to retrieve all the teams that meet certain constraints. For example, get all the possible nine player teams for a game from a baseball team database. We discuss team qualifications. The search space of a team query may be large. Therefore, instead of using conventional breadth-first search method, we adopt a depth-first search method for query processing. Thus, users can always get results, if one exists. We present and discuss team queries in relational database systems, however, the concept seems also to be valuable to resolve this kind of query in other query languages or data models.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1503-1508
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
StatePublished - 1994
EventProceedings of the 1994 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics. Part 1 (of 3) - San Antonio, TX, USA
Duration: 2 Oct 19945 Oct 1994


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