It seems somehow fitting to begin this paper on databases that store historical information with a chronology, touching briefly on all work that I am aware of in this area. I discuss in some detail what I consider to be the ten most important papers and events in terms of their impact on the discipline of temporal databases. These are emphatically not meant to detract from the other excellent papers in temporal databases. My goal is to characterize the evolution of this field, as an introduction to the approximately 350 papers specifically relating time to databases that have appeared thus far. I then identify and discuss areas where more work is needed.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Information Systems