Temporal specialization

Christian S. Jensen, Richard Thomas Snodgrass

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The authors explore a variety of temporal relations with specialized relationships between transaction and valid time. An example is a retroactive temporal event relation, where the event must have occurred before it was stored, i.e., the valid time-stamp is restricted to be less than the transaction time-stamp. The authors discuss many useful restrictions, defining a large number of specialized types of temporal relations, and indicate some of their applications. A detailed taxonomy of specialized temporal relations is presented. This taxonomy may be used during database design to specify the particular time semantics of temporal relations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - International Conference on Data Engineering
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)0818625457
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1992
Externally publishedYes
Event8th International Conference on Data Engineering - Tempe, AZ, USA
Duration: Feb 3 1992Feb 7 1992


Other8th International Conference on Data Engineering
CityTempe, AZ, USA


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Engineering(all)
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)

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Jensen, C. S., & Snodgrass, R. T. (1992). Temporal specialization. In Proceedings - International Conference on Data Engineering (pp. 594-603). Publ by IEEE.