Viaduct : an interactive, very-high-level data manipulation language for a microcomputer-based database system.

Wood, Peter Theodore (1982)

Bibliography: leaves 203-210.


A very-high-level data manipulation language for a database system is one in which the user specifies in non-procedural terms the operations that are to be performed on the data stored in the database; the actual method by which the operations are executed does not concern the user. VIADUCT provides such an interface to a microcomputer-based database system known as MDBS. Thus VIADUCT allows a microcomputer user lacking in computer sophistication to interact with, and derive the benefits of, a powerful database management system. Additional security restrictions and integrity constraints usually found only on mainframe database management systems are provided by VIADUCT through the mechanism of a subschema generator.